For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground,
And tell sad stories of the death of kings;
When I saw that the weekly photo challenge was unexpected, I had to believe that whether consciously or subconsciously Cheri Lucas Rowland over at WordPress HQ had been influenced by the date. To my mind the events in Dallas 50 years ago were perhaps the most unexpected event at least since Pearl Harbor and probably longer. Some people had predicted a Japanese attack. The CIA warned about 9/11 but I don’t think Kennedy’s assassination was on any radar – well except for those who planned it.
I took a walk through Central Park recently. As I came over a rise what appeared before me?
Giant pink snails from Italy of all things.
As always. a few other views:
- WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: UNEXPECTED IN THE DARK | SERENDIPITY
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected [Entry XIII] | Stephanie Lise Lamoureux
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Elämän katupeili
- Photo Challenge: Unexpected. | Multifarious meanderings
- Weekly photo challenge : unexpected | Mon beau manoir
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבו
- Unexpected reminder | Life through a Lens
- WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Belo Horizonte daily photo
“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
“Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.”
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.”
Today I realized that JFK‘s assassination is more than twice as distant from Abigail as Pearl Harbor was distant from me when I was her age.