squirrel in winter II da Daniel Poon Tramite Flickr: A aquirrel was eating a berry on a branch of crab appple tree.
Once I was at a camera club, a speaker said that you would never capture image in portrait orientation. However I don’t agree with it. Sometimes a portriat orientation gives extra dimension and depth. As long as the subject matter is position correctly. Since the tail of this squirrel is curling around the branch below, I personally prefer portrait orientation over wide landscape perspective on this closeup image,,
So there’s a lot going on in the world right now that really sucks and puts many of us in danger. I wish I had a plan or the right words or something to offer to ease your fears and to make what’s happening less scary. If there was anything I could do in this moment to protect you and those you love, I would do it. If only the world were so simple, right? I think most of us would do whatever we could if it was accessible and not in the hands of bigots and politicians who hate the people that make up their country.
As you move through the world, this coming year and for the rest of your life, there will be people who mistreat you and who don’t respect your humanity. While this happens, and happens to many of us, it’s essential that you remember that this is NOT a reflection of what you deserve. This is not a reflection of your worth as a person or an indication that you are less than anyone else.
These moments are the fights that lead us to a better world. Our collective struggle is the foundation for creating a world where those who come after us will not have to wage the same battles on the same scale.
And while there are those who are complacent in our suffering and active in our oppression, keep your sights set on your fellow community members and those who ally themselves to our cause. If anything, today shows us how many people recognize the villainous actions of those who act against us. If anything, this slight step backwards will tip the scales in our collective resolve and communal strength.
We must armor ourselves in love, in the virtue of equality, and in each other.
Please reach out if you need to. Find people you trust and share your fears and your insecurities. Find your allies.
And please don’t forget that the fight isn’t over. Love always wins.