Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we honor those who have served to protect our freedoms and our democracy. We mourn those who did not return, or returned troubled and broken.

I hope that reason and compromise will soon replace the emotionally charged rhetoric and divisiveness that has become a daily burden we all shoulder.  A divided nation is not what our veterans fought and died for.

This flower represents compromise, give and take, and the solidity of the whole. Each petal curves in and around the others, giving room for all to grow, to be independent, and yet to be part of a cohesive whole.

Mother Nature teaches us many life lessons. May we stop, think, listen, and then respect and support each other.

1/500 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200. Canon 7D Mark II body with Canon 100mm macro f/2.8L IS lens. Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "I hate the fact that people think 'compromise' is a dirty word."  --Barbara Bush 

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