In Honour Of

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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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UploadedJuly 29, 2018
TakenFebruary 26, 2005
Exposure1/125 sec at f/5.6
FlashRed Eye, Compulsory Flash, Return light detected
Focal Length7.9 mm
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No one in my family owned up to planting this flower at my parents grave. After many discussions we reached a conclusion that it was the work of someone outside the family. An act of kindness from a stranger.
Since all they left us was a lone, and the tab for two services--as well the cost of the gravestone--it took a stranger to remind us that through it all love and forgiveness were the most important factors to focus on. Besides, how much time and money can one really spend in therapy? Resentment is like picking up hot coals from a fire to throw at the one we resent. We only really hurt ourselves. Forgive, but never forget. A tricky balancing act.

6 responses

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (29 Jul 2018):

    Beautifully photographed. This headstone stands out so well against the starkness of the dark and footprints in the snow. Let time help you in the healing process..

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Jul 2018):

    .Beautiful capture in the snow and the headstone stands out clearly in the light from the dark background. It might have been an angel who placed the flowers there as a reminder that forgiveness and the ability to be a positive influence to inspire others regardless of an imperfect world is the best therapy in life!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (30 Jul 2018):

    a great theme image!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (30 Jul 2018):

    I agree with my daughter. Well done!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Oct 2018):

    Back to vote!!!

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (4 Nov 2018):

    I love the contrast of snow at night. Wonderful background in the caption. Got my vote.

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