This is a story about hope. Hope that there is a better and brighter future for all of us right around the corner. Hope that the intense chaos and unrest in the world today will form a world where love, peace and justice are the very foundations upon which this new world will exist.
Yesterday it was hot here. Very hot. Contemplating on going for a walk despite the 89°F [31.6C] I saw on my outdoor thermostat, I made up my mind. Yes I was going for a walk. I chose some music to listen to in an attempt to get my mind off how hot it was.
I had several choices that day in which direction to walk while in the park. Following my heart, I followed my feet. Walking on the frisbee course I gazed contentedly about at the trees and the glimpses of the creek I saw through the trees. As I rounded a corner to my utter surprise I saw something totally unexpected. My heart jumped for joy! For in front of my stunned eyes I saw a large group of young people just hanging out, with some standing on a bridge jumping off one by one into the creek to cool off.
I stopped to talk to these young people. What a delight they were! I discovered they are high school sophomores and are friends. Talking and laughing with them, they at one point wanted me to jump into the water too. I threw back my head and laughed! I wish, I said! I told them no. I have a tricky back. That didn’t stop the begging. It took some convincing that no I wasn’t going to jump off that bridge.
So would all of you like to see proof that life is finally beginning to get back to normal? And that kids who are carefree and happy touched my heart so deeply that I asked them permission to take their picture to post on my blog? I told them I wanted the world at large to see what freedom looks like in the United States of America. I had them shout freedom when I took this picture of them. I shouted right along with them!
A picture to give you hope that this world really is a beautiful place.
I know these young people’s parents knew where they were for one of them, a spokesperson of sorts, took my information (very responsible of him!) so that his Mom could see this post. Mom of Mr. Spokesperson, I want to thank your son and his friends for giving not only me a huge spark of hope, but so many others too. Bless you from the bottom of our hearts.
*As for the young man who chose not to be in this picture stating he doesn’t like photographers, when you see this post, know all photographers do not have a hidden agenda. As you saw me, that is who I AM. I stand for peace and do not lie.*
This world needs hope and that and that only is what this post is about. I will delete any comments that are derogatory of nature or negative in any way. If you don’t agree how these young people were acting, please keep that to yourself. It is more then time that “We The People” of the world come together in love to build one another back up so that we all can move forward as ONE into a better world.
Photography/ “Hope Is Born” /June 2020©AmyRose
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