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Carrying on with Dreams

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 11 May 2018 in Plant & Nature.

On the petals of a white Azalea Blossom...
Our dreams and prayers are carried along while the madness that encircles us continues on it's suicidal pace.
We dream and we sing as best we can while the hatred swirls around us.
We try to win that struggle with love and music and sincerity
Some days, the progress can actually be seen...
Some days the steps retreat once or twice...
But we continue...
We Must...
Please
<3

NIKON D800 1/50 second F/8.0 ISO 640 44 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

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle fleur

11 May 2018 9:22am

@Martine Libouton: Merci Beaucoup ;-)

Jaya from Trieste, Italy

<3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHho3_ZRKZ0

11 May 2018 9:39am

@Jaya: Thank you ;-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Well framed, well thought and said. Flowers don't hate. it occurs to me that the only creature on this planet capable of hate is ...

11 May 2018 11:06am

@Rick: Thank you sir... I like that phrase "flowers don’t hate" ;-)

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Wonderful, pretty and delicate flower.

11 May 2018 11:35am

@ursulakatariina: Thank you my friend ;-)

Franz from Baden, Austria

Like a dream it is, sir, and beautifully executed.
(Back from a few days in Germany and all's well except the car ... needs some repair! Better it then us, though ... ;-)

11 May 2018 2:55pm

@Franz: Thank you sir.. sorry about your car - glad everyone is ok;/)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image that serves as an anguished plea for peace in a place gone mad.

11 May 2018 4:52pm

@Steve Rice: Mad Indeed! Thank you Steve ;-)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle

11 May 2018 6:00pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci Beaucoup;-)

NIKON D800
1/50 second
F/8.0
ISO 640
44 mm (35mm equiv.)

white
azalea