A Ukrainian woman yelled at me while I photographed the word “forgive” on the sidewalk.
Walking down Chicago Avenue in the Ukrainian Village on a bright Sunday, I was looking for small things that I like to photograph for the “I like” project. This word “FORGIVE” was painted onto the sidewalk with what appears to be gum or something.
I wanted to write on a sticky note, “I like forgiveness” but that seemed redundant in the photo. The words FORGIVE simply speak for themselves, so I decided to photograph this outside of the “I like” project.
I set up my tripod and snapped some shots when an older Ukrainian woman with a couple other ukkie woman in her crew started yelling in my direction. I have no idea what she was yelling, because it was in Ukrainian. I looked around for someone else that she would be yelling at, but I couldn’t find anyone. I looked at her confused, looked at the ground, looked at her.
She yelled something a couple more times, and I was thinking, “Gee this is kinda ironic. This woman, who is probably going to church, is yelling at me for photographing the word FORGIVE on the sidewalk.”
Well, I suppose it’s up to me to forgive her for any misunderstanding.