Saturday, November 3, 2007

Saturday Scavenger Sin Shots

This turned out to be a tough one for me, even though I was the one who suggested it! It made me stop to think about what I really consider sinful. There are the seven deadly sins, although some seem much worse than others to me. And there is certainly not much that is universally regarded as sin. Anyway, I couldn't decide how to depict sin photographically, because it seems to me like deliberately hurting someone or something may be the biggest sin of all, in my book. Then I thought about how sin might be deliberate ignorance or denying someone knowlege that they are entitled to have. This lead me to remember the banned book display that we put up in the library for Banned Book Week (Sept. 29 - Oct. 6). And I do have a really strong reaction when I hear that people somewhere are trying to have a book banned...it does seem like a sin to me. So, I give you....

THE SIN OF BANNING BOOKS

7 comments:

evil-e said...

I knew you had a reason for the word at hand....I just could not figure where you were going with it. Well played.

Churlita said...

The banned book photos are the perfect sins for you to document. Excellent choice.

The Furtive Wangler said...

Absolutely right on! Nice one L.B.

laura b. said...

Evil-E: Thanks! I couldn't figure out where I was going with it either.

Churlita: Thank you. I really do think libraries have an obligation to provide all sorts of literature and information without censorship.

FW: Hey, it is great to see you. Thanks for the kind words.

Tara said...

Perfect, LB! What a great set of photos and a definite sin!

MrManuel said...

Awesome choice! Great job and thanks for the great word.

laura b. said...

Tara: Definitely. Glad you like them!

MrManuel: Thank you very much!