Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ruminations From the Road Less Traveled

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Henry Miller
While composition, lighting, and  color can draw one's attention to a photograph;  it is the story inside the photograph that holds it.  We enjoy photographs of a beautiful  sunrise, the colors of a fall day, the majesty of a mountain range; but  with nothing else to hold our interest we move on. But if the photo makes us think-- make us stop to glimpse back down the road we have traveled, present  new perspective,  remind us  of our humanity --then it truly becomes memorable.  So let us  take a few moments to look past the picture and see the story,  a different  perspective,  maybe a bit of humor, as we continue down the road less traveled..............................

Our Forgotten Past
King George, VA--Overgrown, unseen and forgotten. For most this is how we see our past. Yet there are stories here of a time and of the people who lived in it. Stories of their trials and triumphs; their mistakes and the lessons learned. Unfortunately, most believe that we have evolved beyond anything the past can teach us. What they fail to realize is that while technology, knowledge, and our quality of life has greatly improved our human frailties remain the same.

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