As hard as it is to believe, the holiday "season" is approaching in many parts of the world. This was always a time when my sister and I struggled to to find great presents for my father, who was notorious about answering our question "What would you like for Christmas?" with "just a few kind words." To which we would respond, "Oh, come on, Dad. Give us a break. Tell us what you want." And we would again hear "just a few kind words." Our eyes would roll and we would walk away with a "tsk". And he would laugh.
So what does this have to do with photography? Not a whole lot, but in a way, more than we know. My father's words that always goaded us made me wonder this week "What would happen if on one day, such as election day in the United States, people said a few kind words in person, on Facebook, in an email, or gave a small token to the people around them?" For just one moment, would the world break out in a spontaneous smile, as if it was being presented with a handful of rosebuds...
...or a single rose?
What is wrong with saying "a few kind words"? Everyone and our singular, beautiful planet needs them.
Thank you Elida, Ingrid, Catherine, Wayne, Steve, Lisa, Maria, and Dianne for your kind words about last week's blog.
until next Monday,
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