Walking. My July 4th.

Twilight. August 7, 2020. 5:32 am. 67° F. Cloud Cover: 86%. The Cove, Stamford, CT.

90+ min walk. 100+ photos.

It was Amateur Hour (or hour and a half).

Hand shake. Blurry shots. Crooked shots. Underexposed shots. Overexposed shots. Dark light. Bad light.

Rain drops on lens. No pink or orange hues lighting up the cove. Dense cloud cover.

Hide tide. Birds in hiding.

But…

as I rounded the corner at Cove Island Park, there it was. The American Flag. Softly flapping in the breeze.  I pause to watch… listening to its rustling, as it folded and unfolded. No press briefings. No shameless politicians.

Just the American flag, the silence of the daybreak and me.  And an intense and overwhelming feeling of gratitude for this Country and it’s great people…and what you all have given my family and me.

Comments

  1. and thank you for this.

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  2. VOTE!

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  3. Tears for the beauty of your words, of gratitude. Thanks.

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  4. Yeah, there are still a LOT of things to be thankful for…. and good on you for realising and acting on it. You guys have a lot to take on, live with, battle with, and the end – when it comes (in November) will just be the starting block to more work, uphill battle, sighs and worries. I do not envy you.

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  5. So touching Dave. Yep – I’ll appreciate the good along with the bad and the ugly right now.

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  6. Gratitude does fill the heart, doesn’t it?
    I’m happy for you that you’ve found this

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  7. 😔

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  8. Needed this on this Friday, pal. Thank you. So glad the Kanigans are here…

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  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Take a look!! … “Just the American flag, the silence of the daybreak and me. And an intense and overwhelming feeling of gratitude for this Country and it’s great people … and what you all have given my family and me.”

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  10. what a beautiful tribute to the flag and what it stands for…

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  11. It’s a wonderful feeling. I treasure one of my flag photos taken in DC. 🙂

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