Barbara and I walked through a local cemetery this past weekend, as we often do.
I was struck by the painful stories there.
There are also many statues that have been there for a very long time.
This beautiful one, was so old that spots of moss were growing through her weathered "pores!"
She especially touched me and inspired me to write the words below:
Sadly she watches
Over all who are here
Sadly she waits
for those yet to come.
She has been here for so long
with her gentle, quiet heart
Caring for all so deeply
even through her own pain
We give thanks to her
for all that she has done
This angel of Sadness...
...With a heart full of Grace.
Denny Jump - February, 2012
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire