Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pictures, Prayers

     I worry I don't have the right words to say when tragedies like the one in Boston distort our lives. All I have is pictures of good things and prayers. 
     At first, it was weird to me that people were still jogging, swimming, talking, but I guess I am, too. I guess that's what we need to do so that evil doesn't prevail. We are supposed to move on, but we are also supposed to remember. I will try to remember anyone who has lost their life because of some unforeseen tragedy as I go through mine seeing the things I do: the sunset, blooming flowers, different waves, smiles. Who's to say, maybe those who have passed are watching me enjoy these things now. I feel like they are, the way God does. I don't have the right words, but I have my prayers and maybe they will hear them.
     Did you hear that Mr. Roger's quote floating around the Internet? There were many quotes out there. Everyone is trying to make sense of this, find the good words, say something to help us all keep going and continue our enthusiasm for humanity. The Mr. Roger's quote stuck with me most. In case you missed it, here it is "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"-Fred Rogers. Thank you helpers! I want to be one of you. 

19 comments:

  1. your photos are some of my absolute favorites!!!

    mr rogers,he was a smart man :)

    sometimes all we can do in the face of Evil is pray and help even if it doesn't feel like enough.

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  2. Every time I read that Mr. Rogers quote, I get misty eyed. It's so true, look for the helpers. Mr. Rogers was a great man, I idolized him as a kid.

    Times like these make us realize how much we have at stake in our lives and how much we value, we have to remember the people that help and the positivity around us, not let the evil make us retreat but prove to them our love is stronger than their evil.

    Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures with your kind words!

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  3. These pictures are stunning! The sky looks amazing,
    my thoughts and prayers with everyone in Boston x

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  4. Beautifully worded! I also can't get over the beauty in every single one of these pictures. You capture life wonderfully which is just what we all need to do at a time like this. Thank you!

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  5. So well written Devon. We can't let evil win! Love that last picture...stunning. And Mr. Rogers always knew what to say. :)

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  6. yes, we can't let the evil prevails.

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  7. Such an honest, sweet and heart-felt post. Thanks for sharing those BEAUTIFUL pictures...a gentle reminder that in the midst of such evil, God's goodness and beauty prevails.

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  8. So sad. We all need to remember to stay vigilant. It's hard to move forward and not be scared.
    We just need to trust God, and depend on him to give us what we need to get through each day. I am trying to find the beauty in each day-no one is promised tomorrow.

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  9. The helpers always are the ones who make me cry. To see such strength and kindness and generosity. They are the ones who make the light shine against the darkness. Beautiful photos by the way, I especially love the first one.

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  10. This was a beautiful post, Devon. Honest and thought provoking. You're so right about horrible things happening, but then people just going on as normal. It's such a hard balance. Internally, I think about these and wonder how something like the Boston tragedy could ever happen. It's hard to believe there is so much evil in the world. But then outwardly, I just go on with my day to day life. I post about a silly DIY, because I can't find the words to describe how I feel and want something to take my mind off of everything, if only for a moment. Through the darkest times, there are packets of light that shine through in the form of the "helpers" Mr. Rogers mentioned. Thanks for sharing this and your beautiful pictures:)

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  11. Gorgeous photos Devon. Truly. I still can't quite wrap my head around what happened on Monday. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images.

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  12. Beautiful pictures, they make me so happy. And I do love that quote, it's so true.

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  13. beautiful post; couldn't have said it better

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  14. I love that Mr. Roger's quote. It's so important to remember that there is still good in this world. Beautiful photos. :)

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  15. I loved Mr. Roger's quote. A nice reminder to look for the helpers. And there are a lot of them!

    Also, your pictures gave me a big smile. thank you

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  16. I may not always comment, but I read a lot. And just wanted to say thank you for posting this.

    After seeing firsthand the events of Monday & this past week, seeing my heart & city scared, and not being able to leave our houses... that Mr. Rogers quote actually helped me remember that there was still good out there when I was, and am, having a hard time seeing it.

    Thank you <3

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  17. What's amazing is that out of tragedy always some light, hope, and heroism.

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  18. That Mr. Rogers quote is one of my favourites. I can only speak for myself but I think pictures and beauty during tragedy can only bring goodness. To me, they seem to be like a flashlight in the dark. They illuminate the wonderful things forgotten about when something terrible happens and isn't that what the world needs during a tragedy?

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