Thursday, March 20, 2008

Humbling

My overall impression of Washington, D.C., was an overwhelming sense of my own insignificance.

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With that many people surrounding me, I felt completely anonymous. The buildings dwarfed me. The architecture awed me. The historical significance made my own 30-ish years on the planet seem ridiculous.

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Everywhere I looked, I saw examples of power and achievement.

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But the most humbling images were those of ultimate sacrifice.

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2 comments:

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

Morning - hope your Easter continued in the same colourful and heartfelt vein as your post.

I had to comment on this one though... some really great architecture shots here! We did 'fly by' Washington in our Contiki bus tour some 15 or so years ago (cough, cough) but I didn't get to explore like this. I feel the same though, visiting Canberra - most affected by the Australian War Memorial with its tributes to our fallen heroes. Every kid in the country should have to visit and get a sense of their place in the world at such venues. My kids will be visiting our Memorial in a couple of years, when they are old enough to soak it in properly...
Keep up the good work!
BB

Anonymous said...

Very good pictures.. I'm hoping to be able to go to DC with the family this summer or maybe next.. I think the kids would really enjoy it and also learn so much from it..

My DH went when he was still in school and he enjoyed it.. I've never been.. My niece and her BF were there the same week you were there.. She took some great pictures also, but most of them were from the zoo..

Sandy

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