This prompt could have gone on and on ... there were so many choices, so I tried to pick those that meant something to me personally.
This picture speaks to the Rehabbing of Raptors ... how some recover and are once again set free and how some remain in captivity because of their injuries ... One can only hope that we are able to provide a quality of life worthy of these magnificent birds.
This is Izzi (The little Aussie) and her friends Raven and Riley(German Shepherds) at the ranch where the Frisson horses live (Aren't they awesome?). Have you ever watched your dog sleeping and dreaming with their little feet running as fast as they can ... this is how I imagine Izzi's dreams :)
Repose was one of my words in Bonnie's previous prompt ... rest and relaxation. That is one of my goals for this year. I sometimes get so busy I fail to take time out for myself. I am hoping I can correct that ... and what better way than to get lost in the music of the gorgeous and talented David Garrett :)
As a country we have much we need to talk about. We live in a culture of violence and have, pretty much, managed to ignore it as long as it didn't effect us personally ... but we can't hide from the truth anymore. Our children have been slaughtered with assault weapons and, even since that horrible day, over 900 citizens have died from gun shot wounds. This is the rule, not the exception. It will continue to go on around us until we stand up and be counted. There is nothing wrong with responsible gun ownership. That is not the culprit here. It is guns in the hands of people who are dangerous to themselves and to others ... that is what we need to address. It is a cultural issue, the cause of which we don't even understand. But we must start talking about it, looking for reasons and causes and then addressing them in a responsible way. Our future, our children and grandchildren deserve better. Now is the time ... start by letting your congressmen know what you expect from them and then hold them accountable. Start be reading and listening ... learning and searching for answers. Join in the discussion ... Be a part of the Solution.
Amen ... Sorry for the rant, but hay, you gotta do what you gotta do :)