Just beyond the horizon of a technicolour ocean of blooms, a white figure is bent over. It’s hard to see at first, but if you zoom in, you’ll see her.
A bride placing her bouquet among the thousands of floral tributes to the victims of Sydney’s siege at the Lindt Cafe. A bride wearing a hijab.
My friend Meredith took the photo on Saturday afternoon as she paid her respects at the memorial. She was moved by the sight so she posted the picture to Facebook with the caption:
I just witnessed the most beautiful sight at the Martin Place flower memorial. A Muslim bride and groom inspected the flowers, then she lay her wedding bouquet amongst them. The crowd, who at first were staring and turning their heads as the wedding party approached, applauded as she lay her flowers down. Overwhelming and very touching.
As soon as I saw Meredith’s post, I knew she’d captured something special. I told her I loved it and asked if I could share it on my Facebook page. She said yes. Neither of us knew what was coming……