Shoulder to Shoulder

Shoulder to Shoulder

Sophia Davidson, Torrey Pines High School - 12th grade

Though pictures may seem to provide an accurate image of a particular moment in time, they only capture a part of the whole and leave out what is beyond the lens. This image shows two people helping another, but what it doesn't show is the wheel chair they are helping her in after she just swam a mile as part of a team. What people sometimes don't see in California, but is very prevalent, is the sense of community--a little shoulder to shoulder action. California is the most diverse state in the nation and is home to many different communities. While we may not always see this type of cooperation, we should never assume it is not there. This image shows the best of California community, acceptance, and cooperation.

© 2007 Sophia Davidson, Displayed with permission.