Homage to 176 Political Prisoners

October 28, 2014

SNOWDEN_LRGI’m reflecting on the bravery of individuals willing to stand up for something so important they sacrifice their freedom. Here is Edward Snowden at the Ai Weiwei exhibition on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, one of 176 political prisoners featured in the exhibit. Neither Snowden nor Ai Weiwei are permitted outside the countries where they reside, but their impact knows no borders. And the issues they fight for affect us all.

It gives me great hope when a person pushes against a powerful, sometimes unseen enemy. There is so much beauty, and much to admire in that. I can’t imagine losing my freedom.



  • Muriel Murch October 30, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Snowden at Ai Weiwei’s exhibit on Alcatraz Island. I can’t wait to see this exhibit. The scope of its reach is breathtaking.

  • Gail Reitano February 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    It is breathtaking. Eerie at first, but then lifted up–way up–by the presence of his art.
    Very moving and not to be missed. Thanks for commenting!

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