Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Anzac Day.. 'Let silent contemplation be your offering'..



It's hard to believe that a year has passed since I stood here in Kings Park with Aimee, P and my sister alongside thousands of others gathered in silence to commemorate Anzac Day. A national day of remembrance to honour all Australians and New Zealanders who 'served and died in all wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations' and 'the contribution and suffering of all those who have served'. I took these shots yesterday at dawn, opting this year to contemplate in a more solitary way. I have so many mixed emotions on this day.. sadness, anger and even a little despair as I think about the world situation today.. but when the reassuring fiery glow of the sun bursts over the horizon, for a while at least it seems as if all is well with the world! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...


33 comments:

  1. These lovely captures complete a deep reflection among your words.

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  2. flames does a have a way of hitting one heart.
    Coffee i son

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  3. Great fotos!
    The Great War would not have been won without the Australians!

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  4. A sunrise always makes one feel better. It is a new day promises better things to come. Your photos are beautiful. I am glad to see all the new construction going on in Perth with a half dozen construction cranes at building sites. Have a good Anzac Day honoring those who fought and sacrificed.

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  5. I also remember ANZAC day, I have it marked on my calendar every year, yes, even here in Canada.

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  6. ...Grace I feel the same way!

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  7. Oh WoW, what a day. Thanx so much for sharing!!


    Cheers

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  8. Beautiful photos and beautiful words, Grace!

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  9. Beautiful, Grace. I share your fears for the world.

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  10. What beautiful images....

    I hear North Korea is threatening Australia. It's all Trump's fault.

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  11. It is important to remember yet I alway add that I regret that these memorial need to be honoured.

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  12. I know how you feel Grace. These photos are gorgeous, especially the first one!

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  13. God Bless those courageous enough to defend all <3

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    1. And beautifully expressed in your words, Grace

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  14. Time sure runs, Grace, and wars just don´t stop.
    Beautiful pictures, really full of hope.

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  15. And yet the sun still rises. :-)

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  16. I share your feelings, it doesn't feel good what is going on in the world today...

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  17. Let's hold on to the peaceful feeling that is expressed in your photos.

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  18. Beautiful pictures Grace, I've never made it to the Kings Park Anzac commemorations, but I would love to one day!
    Hopefully a 3rd world war isn't around the corner...

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  19. Such beautiful sunrise shots Grace. I know exactly how you feel. I don't think I've ever felt so discouraged about the state of the world as I do today.

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  20. Goodness such gorgeous photos. I remember your post from last year. And I agree with Sharon. We have an ignorant moron for president and other countries seem headed in the same direction.

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  21. Beautiful shots for this day of commemoration.

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  22. A most wonderful and fitting post...

    All the best Jan

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  23. Belated thoughts, Grace. Though it was not forgotten over here, I assure you.

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  24. Oh! So that is what sunrise looks like. I'll have to check it out sometime. Nah! Great photos Grace! We appreciate what all of them did for the world.

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  25. Grace. Though it was not forgotten over here, I assure you.


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