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Peace

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 10 November 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Peace does not come easily; It comes as a gift - secured for us
by those who sacrificed so much. For this, we must give thanks...
Thanks to those who have fought so that we may enjoy that peace;
That peace which is so fragile and seems to become even more so every day. Yet, there are those who go into that storm because it is their duty -
It is what they do - and they sacrifice so much to keep that peace for us.

Here, November 11, is a day we call "Veteran's Day."...
For me, and millions of veterans like me, it is just another day in many ways;
And in oh so many more ways, it is a day of tears, respect, memories,
and Thanks....and, yes, some smiles and laughter too.
So today especially, I give Thanks to my brothers and sisters, all of them who have brought to us....with their souls......That Peace.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/30 second F/7.1 ISO 200 18 mm

** 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

OLYMPUS E-510
1/30 second
F/7.1
ISO 200
18 mm

peace