Still Learning To See

More important than ever…

The planet Venus is a small black dot as it crosses in front of the Sun. This transit is an important reminder to me of our place in the universe.

The planet Venus is but a small black dot as it crosses in front of the Sun in June 2012. This transit is an important reminder to me of our place in the universe.

On this morning—our first snow on the way—I’m unsure about some things and more certain than ever about others.

I’m unsure how strongly to politicize this blog, so let me simply write about what is important to me and show it with photographs. And, honestly, I’ve argued my conscience with nearly every politician nearly all the time since I was 13 years old so publicly stating my views is nothing new.

I am more certain than ever what is important to me and these photographs illustrate some of those.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created by Maya Lin, the Civil Rights Memorial at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, is more important today than ever before to remind us of those who died along the way.

Created by Maya Lin, the Civil Rights Memorial at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, is more important than ever before to remind us of those who died along the way in the struggles for justice and freedom.

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “More important than ever…

  1. I enjoy your ruminations. When you mentioned trees i immediately thought of this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Planted_Trees_(film)

  2. You are so right John. We, as a society and members of the human race have forgotten what is really important.

    • Thanks, David, some days it is all too easy to remember—rush, rush, rush—and then I see a person or a leaf or a glint of sunshine. For me, slowing down is vital to remembering to be in the moment. Not sure about others but all I can do is share what works for me. Thanks for visiting.

  3. Robert Fromm on said:

    J SNELL YOU HAVE A GOOD SOUL SINCE I KNEW OVER THE YEARS AND U STILL LLOVE TO GET UR HANDS DIRTY AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS, HAPPY T-DAY TO U AND YOURS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, HOMBRE…

  4. This is perfect. And says it all in a kind, visual, non partisan way. I have several Trump supporters in my life. Perhaps I will ask them to read this and listen to their response. Thank you!

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