“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
Those who follow me know I am not a fan of i-phonography. However, in the spirit of participation in the challenge, I am posting two photos taken today with my I-phone 4. Both shots were taken from the 9th floor of a building nearby, as photos from the street level are a bit less satisfying. Above, we see one of the new buildings under construction within the new World Trade Center complex (WTC IV), reflecting NYC’s beautiful blue sky.
And then, the nearly-complete World Trade Center I Tower looming taller and larger than the skyscrapers nearby. I chose these subjects because they speak to me of the importance of learning from the past while living in the present and building for the future.
As for the Let’s Be Wild Weekly Challenge “Reflections”, I believe these photos meet both definitions of the word:
Reflect: To show an image of;
Reflect: To think deeply and carefully about
If we reflect on the buildings, the sky and its reflection, and the future, we come to a very important conclusion. It is ours to decide what we will teach our children, who learn by example. Shall we teach them to build a world where all people live in peace – understanding and celebrating our differences? Or shall we teach them about hatred, enemies and fear? Let us all hope for a future designed around the former.
I asked my 6-year-old granddaughter, who is studying poetry in first grade, to write me a poem about the future. Here is what she penned:
The future will be fancy and great! You will really like it.
You will be as happy as a cat.
You will get to go around the world. You will really like it.
Children see the world as a wonderful place full of possibilities. We could learn a bit from them there. From our granddaughter’s lips to God’s ears 🙂
Before ending, I’d like to thank Sally, of lensandpensbysally for nominating me for the Illuminating Blog award. Check out her very impressive resume on her “about” page at the link above. And be sure to have a look at some of her creative and original posts. As always, it’s lovely to know other bloggers see and appreciate our efforts – so a big Thank You Sally! As for me, I follow way too many wonderful blogs to select just a few for recognition. I love to just hit the Reader and see what turns up – try it, you’ll like it, I promise!
And finally, a special shout-out to Ailsa, who’s Travel Theme “Time” is also a fit this week, as it is time that will heal our wounds. As Confucius said ” Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
To see more weekly challenge Future Tense entries, look here.