Never Forget

11 Sep
Flatiron :: NYC

Flatiron :: NYC

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
This image was taken of the Flat Iron in NYC a few years back. Every trip I take to that city is an emotional one. New York is so vibrant, but I am always reminded of the loss and the pain that NYC suffered. That in turn, reminds me to be grateful for each and every day I have on this earth and to live and love fiercely.

For me, today is a day of remembrance to honor those lost not just in 2001, but in all crimes of intolerance and power struggles throughout the world. Its also a reminder to give thanks to everyone who works hard every day to keep our country and our citizens safe.

Life is short. Live it to the fullest with love and appreciation in your heart. Hug the people you care about. Don’t be frugal with kind words and smiles. Understand that different doesn’t necessarily mean bad. Be accepting and kind isn’t easy…it requires personal strength to overcome our fears of the unknown. The dream of world peace is a huge under taking, but it starts with us. Every person in our international community has the power to affect the way the winds blow. It starts with our actions, our reactions and the strength of our character. It lies in our ability to talk, to listen, to respect one another, to let go of the small stuff, to be generous with our goodwill, to understand what situations call for strength and what situations call for love. You can be the change. <3

#911 ‪#‎neverforget‬

3 Responses to “Never Forget”

  1. Nelson September 12, 2014 at 1:07 am #

    I really like the way you left so few colored spots and made the rest black and white

    • seeingspotsphoto September 12, 2014 at 2:41 am #

      Selective color doesn’t seem to be in fashion these days, but basically I pulled the saturation out of every channel except one. I suspect it was either red or magenta that I left. Lol

      People always seem to be hit or miss over this image, but I’ve always liked it, even if it is out of fashion. 😉

  2. BookOfBokeh September 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    Wonderfully processed photo! Excellent essay!

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