I am taking a chance. Posting these pics. These pictures of this man. In a time where ignorance may be bliss, but tension and controversy run high. A man that could provoke ridicule, though, the man himself died long ago. A man on a horse. A soldier. A General. One on a side that raises much hate and anger. I get it, I do.
I see so much hate an anger in the world. In my Facebook feed. People overridden with fear. People that have been so engulfed by fear and hate that their ignorance has blinded them to facts.
Not all people are bad. Not all people are evil. Not everyone deserves to be hated. If your friend slightly disagrees with you, it does not give you a right to be a jerk to them. If you are going to post something, you should make sure that you are not guilty of doing the same thing.
I try so hard to collect for the homeless and the needy. I am more skeptical about giving out money, because of a jerk that apparently truly was just panhandling. You know, as I assumed from the very large amount of money he was counting as I pulled over to give him more. Still, I know there are still needy people out there. Yet, so many of my own “Friends” turn up their noses at the needy and homeless. Those same friends also ignore my effort to take clothes off their hands or to pack lunches to take to the needy and/or homeless. Then they turn around and share or rant about how we should be helping “our own people”. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
I guess it is the things like this that make me think about my trip to the battlefields over the summer. So, many pictures I have been reluctant to share. Parts of myself that I am so reluctant to share, because so many seem to think that they have the right to ridicule and judge based off of “what they think they know.” It is such a shame.
It shouldn’t be like this and we should not be allowing fear to over turn us. We should be using it to make us stronger. I am not going to start closing people off. There are still a lot of good people out there. I’m not going to stop living my life because of it. I travel more cautiously, but I still live.
I really just want to enjoy my life, whatever is left of it, and watch the sun set on old statues that represent a different time and place. Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.
Montana Rose Photography