Prayers and Action

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© Deborah Downes
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Ashlyn, my beloved seven-year-old granddaughter, is the same age as four of the victims of the Newtown Shooting. My heart and prayers go out to all the families of the victims and the survivors. But it will take more than prayers to prevent such an atrocity from happening again and again.

JPGer and friend Mary Ann Reilly, a highly respected educator and artist, not only beautifully expresses in this powerful post what many of us are feeling, but how we can take action to help prevent this kind of madness from happening again.

http://maryannreilly.blogspot.com/2012/12/be-change-we-most-need.html?spref=fb

Thanks so much Susan for the nomination.

21 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    I hope this one is going into the eyes of a child theme......this is too adorable!!!!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    nice potrait!!!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    Beautiful! We all need to be proactive now!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    A beautiful portrait....and astute words.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    she is adorable! Wonderful entry!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    This is a beautiful shot, Deb and your point is spot on!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (17 Dec 2012):

    I'm glad I returned to see the title and narrative on this beautiful photo!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (17 Dec 2012):

    Ashlyn has a winning smile and beautiful eyes : )

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (18 Dec 2012):

    She is lovely! Beautiful portrait!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (18 Dec 2012):

    So Beautiful Deborah and poignant words..

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (18 Dec 2012):

    Lovely little girl... Great portrait, Deborah!.. I agree with Lynn, poignant words...

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (19 Dec 2012):

    Bel ritratto, spontaneo, Deb!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (19 Dec 2012):

    beautiful shot--Have a blessed holiday

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    Portrait of very cute, beautiful details yellow on blue cast.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    love the joy on her face! super capture.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    great portrait

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (22 Dec 2012):

    the beauty of innocence! merry christmas!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (24 Dec 2012):

    Oh, this is just so precious and beautiful, Deborah!!!! And a very, very Merry Christmas to you, my friend, and a Happy New Year, too!!!! I hope your holidays are just beautiful!!!! xoxo

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (26 Dec 2012):

    Such a strong image. Even stronger application and dialogue. Ashlyn's face is filled with joy.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 Dec 2012):

    Wonderful tribute and entry.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful and a great entry!!!

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