In the midst of Vancouver’s senseless riot, a moment of tenderness. {Now with Video}

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 18, 2011
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Father: “hows [sic] that for making love not war?”

Click here for the back story of the photo-gone-viral that seems to symbolize the ability of humans to love even right between hate vs. hate:

“They were between the riot police and the rioters, and the riot police were actually charging forward, and Alex got knocked by a [police] shield and fell to the ground,” he told CBC News. “[Scott] was comforting her and gave her a kiss to say, ‘It’s going to be OK,’ and the photographer just took the shot at that moment.”

Update: it’s far less romantic than might have seemed—they were beat to ground by shields.


Another video:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


8 Responses to “In the midst of Vancouver’s senseless riot, a moment of tenderness. {Now with Video}”

  1. Dylan says:

    Beautiful. So Beautiful…

  2. kmh says:

    there is good news arising from the riots.

  3. Justin Beefer says:


  4. Craig S says:

    make love, not war

  5. Kim says:

    Not as innocent as they are claiming, they were part of the riot, didn't clear out when asked. Anybody with a lick of sense had left already. No sympathy here. Vancouverites… the TRUE lovers of Vancouver have banded together to clean up the damage that was done by those with no respect for other's property and what a wonderful gift had been provided to the city with the big screens etc.

  6. Buster Hymen says:

    Drama queen

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  8. Vic says:

    What a wonderful metaphor. Joseph Campbell is probably smiling in his grave.