It is said that the Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world, also one of the most beautiful. This morning we thought we would take a stroll and see what we could find just in the ordinariness of life. I would say the avenue is a beautifully tree-lined, wide avenue for strolling, yet the disparity of poverty on the street to the plethora of riches in the boutiques unsettles the heart. I don’t want to write and show merely the opulence of a city for that is not the truth nor the exclusivity of its beauty. Truth and beauty lie in what is sometimes shunned and buried. It lies in the ordinary and what is daily reality. The poverty seen in these photos were of the aged who were broken and homeless. This is how it is, no matter where you travel, the antithesis of life sometimes catches you off guard. It is then you stop, do what you can in the moment and carry on, praying that the grace of God would protect, shelter, and provide for those who have nothing.