A picture says a thousand words unless it’s this picture. Then it says so much. To Kim Phuc Phan Thi, the iconic “Napalm Girl” photograph screams “PAIN.”
Taken shortly after a napalm bomb destroyed her home and village, Kim Phuc went running down the highway towards photographers and reporters covering the Vietnam War. What they couldn’t see was the napalm burning the little girl, leaving massive scars on her back and left arm. Those scars would remain for decades, inflicting intense pain, and reaching deep down to where napalm could not reach, her soul. The events on that fiery road would affect Kim Phuc in ways she would never have imagined as a little girl.
But that isn’t the whole story.
While that photograph does depict the very real pain that Kim Phuc felt, it also shows something else. This is the beginning of the story, not the end. Continue reading “Tyndale (re)Views: Fire Road by Kim Phuc Phan Thi”