Monday, May 28, 2018

Thoughts on Memorial day

Happy Memorial day!
It's a day to remember all the people who protect us. These people stand up for us in the military but also in negotiation talks, in the discussion of trade, in acceptance of others who are different, in human rights, even down to you and I who know that there is more than one way to live in peace and harmony.
As an artist, I enjoyed seeing the visual way this person represented our flag, which is a visual way to represent American ideals.
To those who fought against Hitler's world domination, and to those who fight today to uphold freedom, the poppies serve as our tokens. To those who daily fight to uphold human rights and dignity in the world, we thank you.
to those who do small works daily to bring us into a greater awareness and acceptance of each other, we appreciate you.
a banner seen outside a church that says on the left:
"If fear is the great enemy of intimacy then love is it's true friend" 
and on the right
" The F-word is Forgiveness" 

yesterday we stopped along the way to Vail to stretch my legs and the poodle's long legs and decided to have lunch at a little mountain cafe:
 I remembered road trips as a child, traveling through tiny towns in America, stopping to eat at "mom and pop" cafe's like this. I thank everyone who makes this possible. I am safe to go from place to place, and see our natural beauty while farmers and ranchers have provided food for me.

America the beautiful.
Little flags, and great big flags, our symbols but not all we are. We are a group of people who believe in freedom to speak, to peacefully disagree, to self govern, to worship (or not) God in the way that is most comfortable to us. There is room here for people.
Imagine being peaceful enough to allow others to grow and learn, to discover new medical treatments and stars, to do our best in life, to love our mates, to contribute to society in some way.

To those who work toward this for me, I thank you. I am aware that any act of kindness and generosity contributes to the earth and to life.


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16 comments:

  1. I'm with you we should look for ways to go along together... without peace nothing finds to a good end... have a good memorial day...

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  2. Very well stated...thank you for sharing your thoughts on this Memorial Day.

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  3. Hi LeeAnna,
    So well said! Thank you.
    Happy Memorial Day! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Lovely photos of your trip to Vail and wonderful comments. Can't remember if I told you our son is a veteran. It was great visiting with you on Friday and I got a lot clean while we chatted. Thanks, Sharon

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  5. Wonderful post, well said, thank you.

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  6. Such a good feel post. I so like the flag wreath and human dignity sign. Thanks lee Anna for sharing all these reminders of who and what we are. mary

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  7. Some very though provoking images in this terrific post. Thank you for sharing some lovely perspectives.

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  8. Wonderful post and tribute for Memorial Day ~ neat photos!

    Happy Times to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. Very heartfelt, LeeAnna and I can only echo those sentiments.
    I loved your dresden and flowers...reminded me of pinks(the flowers). You are doing great with the writing prompts. Your creativity is overflowing.

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  10. I love the sign "In this house we believe" — I was raised to believe all people are equal, and my father wouldn't even tolerate us mentioning racial differences or countries of origin. He firmly believed in the principle of equality and said "If we don't look for differences, we will see that we are all the same." I really miss him, but am grateful he was my dad. You would have liked him, and he'd have liked you.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  11. Oh, Leeanna, this is SO beautifully written. Thank YOU for how you share your thoughts and inspire all of us to be a little better every day.

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