FREEDOM FROM FEAR ! By Norman Rockwell
America at its Best and Simplest !
The painting shows children resting safely in their beds, oblivious to the perils of this world, as their parents look on. Their mother tucks them in while their father holds a newspaper describing the horrors of the ongoing conflict. However, his attention is fully on his children and not on the alarming headlines. The newspaper’s headline reads “Bombings Ki … Horror Hit”, referencing the Blitz.In the background is a lit hallway and a stairway leading to the first floor.
According to Rockwell, the theme “Painted during the bombing of London, was supposed to say, ‘Thank God we can put our children to bed with a feeling of security, knowing they will not be killed in the night.”
NOW WE FEAR:
- HAVING OUR CHILDREN KILLED IN A MASS SHOOTING AT SCHOOL
- DYING OR BEING SEVERELY WOUNDED ATTENDING A CONCERT
- BEING KILLED BY A GUNMAN WHILE AT A NIGHT CLUB
- FACING KILLERS ARMED WITH ASSAULT RIFLES