Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

It’s been pretty quiet over here on The Human Rights Warrior.  I’ve got a long trip coming up soon, so haven’t had much time to devote to non-essentials (sadly, that includes blogging).  I felt I just had to respond, however, to the Weekly Photo Challenge with some of the images and words that mean “Illumination” to me.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail about how future generations of Americans should celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence:

It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

Le respect, c’est accepter quelqu’un même si on ne l’aime pas. Respect is accepting someone even if you don’t like him. (Discovered this on the wall of a school in the Pâquis neighborhood in Geneva, Switzerland)

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It’s been a long, a long time coming.

But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will.

– Sam Cooke

Sun after storm in the Sandwich Ridge mountains, New Hampshire
The sun comes out after a storm in the Sandwich Range, New Hampshire
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13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

    1. Thanks Jo! That photo is of one of several pieces of public art in the Minneapolis Rose Garden/Peace Garden. I took that photo with my phone on a run one day and was surprised at how compelling it was. Proof that beauty is all around us. Have a good day and stay cool down there – I hear it is hot in NZ and Oz!

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  3. Hi Jennifer

    I found your blog though the very magnanimous Jo Bryant, who shared a link to your site through my monthly CBBH photo challenge. I always love to find new places to visit – especially fellow lawyers 🙂

    Love your first photo for the WPC. If only all humans were so illuminated.

    Marianne

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