Sunday, September 11, 2011

2011, Day 254 - Reflection

On the anniversary of the most devastating attack on American soil in decades I think that all Americans need to take a few moments to reflect on our good fortune.  While we may be in the midst of the worse recession in eighty years we need to focus on how lucky we are to live in a country of stability and peace.  I wish we could set aside our difference for a few days and focus on our shared values of freedom, of peace, of tolerance, of love and let all our petty squabbles fall by the wayside.  You can take up your causes later, lets just think about all we have and how amazing it is that a country as young as ours has managed to achieve so much in our brief history.  So much of what we've gained has been on the backs of men and women who think beyond themselves and serve our country.  You don't have to be a soldier or a fireman or a doctor or a politician to make a difference; all you need to do is stand up for what you believe in, for the things that you think are right and just.  We are the sum of our parts and everyone is important in shaping our country's future.  If we can stop bickering and rebuild our relationships based on our common ground we have an amazing future ahead of us.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 24-70/f2.8L
70mm, f4, 1/3200 sec @ 320 ISO

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