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"Leaves of Remembrance"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 11 November 2015 in Miscellaneous.

"CHERISH IT ALWAYS"

Dressed in purple, the color of healing, She was on her way to him;
He was wearing red, the red of his own blood - the blood of war;
He was caught in a branch, slowly dying from his wounds;
She became entangled also, struggling desperately to break free;
The branches kept her from getting any closer to him;

Finally they inched close enough to each other and their eyes met;
and he called to her with all the strength he could gather,
"I will always love you, my dear wife....Take my soul and all my love....
....and know that I love you;"
She cried and cried as she heard his voice, Barely able to speak she
called to him - "I will keep your soul and I will cherish it always"

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On this Remembrance Day (Canada) and Veterans Day (U.S.A.), I Dedicate my words and image, above to all Veterans everywhere.

As a Veteran myself, I assure you, we appreciate your love and support. In return, I only ask, on behalf of all Veterans, Please remember them always and please honour their sacrifices.

NIKON D800 1/40 second F/5.6 ISO 100 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

** 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

Monik from PARIS, France

OooH...Vraiment superbe! Félicitations, Denny!!!

11 Nov 2015 6:19am

@Monik: Thank you so much, Minik:-)

Annima from Toulouse, France

Superbes couleurs!

11 Nov 2015 6:33am

@Annima: Thank you very much Annima :-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Touching words and image on this special Day : sadly, each time it comes around, we have more to Remember.

11 Nov 2015 7:01am

@Ronnie 2¢: I am reminded of that song: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" You are so right Ronnie...Thank You "When will they ever learn"

manolo from toulouse, France

très belle cette photo. les couleurs, les lignes, la lumière...

11 Nov 2015 8:18am

@manolo: Thank you so much, Manolo :-)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

pure *art*

11 Nov 2015 8:45am

: Helen : from Melbourne, Australia

Touching photo and words

11 Nov 2015 10:00am

@: Helen :: Thank you so much, Helen :-)

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

A beautiful abstraction Denny

11 Nov 2015 12:55pm

@Robert D. Burr: Thank You Robert :-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful post, sir. I spare many days of every year in humility and gratitude for the freedoms that so many people seem to take for granted, and I spare that gratitude for people like you, my grandpa Tyrrell, my friend Adam, and so many countless others who lay it all on the line in the doing of their duty.

11 Nov 2015 5:17pm

@Rick: Wonderful words, sir - thank you so much and I think your friends would be proud of you - and you Grandpa would be Extremely Proud...I am very proud to know you :-)

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful image with a fascinating bokeh and wonderful colors ... Beautiful words and title too !!!

11 Nov 2015 5:25pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you so much, Baldwin :-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid autumnal colors accompanied by a great bokeh effect achieved here!!

11 Nov 2015 5:57pm

@Steven: Hi Steven - Thank You So Much :-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A true poetic image, fitting so perfectly to your words.

11 Nov 2015 6:12pm

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gerard! Thank you so very much. Your work has always been so inspiring to me :-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image Denny! This is just spectacular! Your narrative for today is so touching. A lovely tribute. 5*****

11 Nov 2015 11:06pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks so much, Elaine - Yours grabbed me as well :-) Wonderful tribute you did :-)

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

Lovely touch here Denny - very appropriate and thoughtful!

12 Nov 2015 2:30am

@DarkElf: Hello sir! Thank you so much! Certain things get me very emotionally - the list is long :-) But as a vet,this is at or very near the top of my list! All the best DarkElf :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An outstanding image and words. For those of us who have gone into harms way in service to our country, this day has a special meaning. Since so few serve in the military these days, the import of this day in lost on many, I think.

I would like to see a national service corps where every citizen would spend two years serving the country in some capacity. Building and repairing trails in the parks, helping out in poor inner city neighborhoods, etc. Everyone should serve their country. People could feel better about themselves and their country. Perhaps, we would hear less fear mongering and whining from the politicians. Everyone would benefit.

12 Nov 2015 4:29am

@Steve Rice: Thank you so much, Steve. I totally agree with your suggestion too. I think that would be a perfect solution...Sorry I am so late getting back to you.

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

So beautiful and the bokeh is stunning.:))

12 Nov 2015 7:24am

@Linda Candilas: Thank You Linda :-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

12 Nov 2015 8:55am

@L'Angevine: Thanks so much, L'Angevine :-)

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe cette photo bravo!

12 Nov 2015 10:38am

@Libouton Martine: Merci Beaucoup, Libouton! :-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautiful impression.

12 Nov 2015 11:29am

@Tomek: Thank you, Tomek :-) All the Best !

Devi from Chennai, India

That is a lovely image....

18 Nov 2015 11:50am

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