Sunday, February 22, 2009

I ran across this photo the other day and it made me stop and contemplate.
It brought many thoughts to mind, and I considered writing some of them, but decided to just let the picture speak to you.


Photo by Eric Sheler

6 comments:

HAINAngel2000 said...

My thought come to mind is that our country was built by the hard work and blood of many free and non free. And I see all of that sacrifice slowly going away by socialism in replacement from freedom. But this is my small opinion.

Good Picture

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Fred :)

This photo make me feel inadequate.

The huge, muscular body of a victorious man who succeeded despite severe thrashing as borne by marks on his sturdy back makes me wonder at the great indomitable spirit that man is capable of when put to the severest test.

Victories are sweet when they are hard fought and secured by struggle, pain and over coming innumerable obstacles.

Many thanks for sharing.

Have a good day :)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Fred :)

Please visit LIFE - 4 hours AT A TIME. You may like it.

It is listed under my BLOGS I FOLLOW.

Best wishes :)

Mel said...

The photo inspires and humbles me, Fred. Indeed, we do enjoy many freedoms purchases with the blood, pain, sweat, tears, sacrifices and very lives of countless hundreds of thousands of people who considered freedom something precious to be fought for. Praise God that He sees all, and that in the end, justice will prevail in all things.

FCB said...

Hi Mary,
I keep thinking that our country won't go that way, but many find applying the principles that made this country great more difficult than asking for a hand-out from the government. We will watch and see.
Love Fred

FCB said...

Hi Joseph,
It is a humbling picture, and I have enjoyed many of the stories on your blog that display this indomitable spirit, often in frail bodies. The gift of life is not extinguished easily.
God bless,
Fred



Hi Mel,
It is our great hope that God will bring justice when all is said in done. Thanks for your comments and I'm glad you like the picture.
God bless,
Fred