Friday, January 18, 2008
When I saw the photohunt theme this week was important the first thing that popped into my mind was important papers. I almost immediately realized that papers are not important at all except in a very limited sense. However, I decided for my first photograph to take a picture of very old deeds (some close to 100 years old) that were part of the important papers, at one time, in my father's family.
My next thought about what was truly important led me to the basics of what it takes to support life. The importance of water has been brought home to me by the drought we had this summer where I live. Hopefully we'll get enough water this winter to avoid a drought next summer. Water is very important to life.Warning - I'm going to jump up on my soap box here. Perhaps the most important concept that I can think of is for current generations to leave the planet to future generations of people, and to other species, in a form that will continue to support life. In spite of important papers transferring ownership of land from one person to the next, no deed can guarantee that land will remain hospitable to human life. The photograph above was taken by me of my daughter almost 20 years ago. My child who is now an adult is important to me. My family and friends are important to me. I selected the photograph above to represent the idea of the future. I hope that future generations of children will continue to have beaches to walk on, clean water and nutritional food to eat, and most of all a healthy planet that can support life for as long as possible. I accept that choices made by current generations, both collectively and individually, can have an important impact on the present and on the future. Well, I think my soap box is breaking under my weight so I'll stop there.
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