Saturday, April 20, 2013

R is for Reflecting, April 2013

Theme ~ My 50 years in America

When Muhammad Ali was asked for a poem by the students he addressed at Harvard, he came up with this:


Which really says the same thing as the somewhat longer statement by President Kennedy that I quoted the other day.  

Yesterday, the TV was on all day, as we watched the manhunt in Boston. It was so sad and upsetting to see the face, the sort of round and sweet face, of that young policeman they allegedly shot at MIT. Why, what purpose did all this serve?

I looked at my husband and asked: How many times have we sat together and watched events like these unfold? 

As I said yesterday, I was going to post about the 1992 Los Angeles riots today, but I will save that for another time. Back then the police did someone terribly wrong, yesterday it was their finest moment. The flowers below are for them, for those who died, for those so horribly maimed, and for the people of Boston. 

Our Los Angeles flowers gone wild. 

Q was the end of my posts written in advance. Next week, I have plans for Route 66, Texas Panhandle, and Visits by my parents. I'm having so much fun finding old pictures I haven't seen for years. 


  1. A perfect tribute to all those in Boston, Inger.
    Don't you love when plants just 'go wild'!! Well, some plants that is that have beautiful blossoms like this hedge of Bougainvillea.

  2. Lovely tribute, Inger. I had to shut the TV off for a bit. They had their 15 minutes and I am glad it's over. The law did a great job this time - the media... not so much, IMO.

  3. This is a beautiful tribute. Those flowers are lovely.

  4. the did a fine job of catching these guys. looking forward to more old photos. i should go through mine, but they only go back 28 years.

  5. I have a weakness for pink and yellow combinations.. that is a very healing photo.

  6. Man's inhumanity to his fellow man. It makes me feel sick to my stomach when I think of the families affected. The flowers are a fitting tribute, Inger, and they are beautiful (that lovely southern Californian sun).

    I am certainly enjoying your A to Z theme, and look forward to the rest.

  7. Lovely Inger!

    WE were all galvanized to the TV again is true but for some reason this time it was slightly different. Life dealt us all a nasty blow but we started dealing with it a bit better. Last night at 8:45 pm Atlantic time the cheers went up ~~ such happiness that they found the boy(that's what he was just a boy) Now maybe they'll figure out what was going through their minds!

  8. I was having the same thoughts here. Its all very sad and perplexing.

  9. Such a beautiful post, Inger.


  10. A lovely tribute...

  11. I find it sad when much more significant deaths in other countries go virtually or completely unmentioned on television. Intentional short-sightedness, I think. And pathological. Sigh!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

  12. Old memories serve what's happening now well, Inger!...:)JP

  13. Lovely post Inger, thoughts are with everyone over in the US x
    Love Hayley-Eszti

  14. Lovely photo. And, it is great to go back and remember and look at those pictures.

  15. Yes it was very sad. Mom says it is gBTW, just wanted to mention we might not be around too much for the next week. Mom just painted the kitchen and mudroom and she is getting ready to do the living room/hall/stairway. She says she hates painting, oops she said to put that in caps, HATES painting and these big projects are miserable. Me and Stanley hate them cuz we get lonely.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanleyood that they caught the bad people.

  16. It was a horrible week: first Boston later fire in Texas. I'm glad it's over.

  17. Inger,
    Nice thought, you are sweet. Look at the gorgeous flowers trying to escape through the fence. Must be a fragrant aroma as people walk by on the sidewalk.

  18. It has been an exhausting week with constant attack on our emotions. Wonderful post. Can't believe I had almost forgotten the horror of those riots in 92. The media certainly gives us front row seats to these events. Sometimes I wish they didn't.
    Love your profusion of flowers. What a lovely tribute.

  19. Stopping by from A-Z. I love your flowers gone wild photo...right now my jasmine is in bloom and smells so sweet!

    Enjoy your Sunday off! I only had 3 posts pre-made...which has meant a few hastily posted letters :)

  20. Oh I bet it's been fun going through those old photos. I never tire of going through my mom's old photo albums. :)

  21. you have a good way with words and said more in this post then i could in two - thank you!

  22. Hi Inger!
    Thank you for dropping by!! What a lovely area you live!! And how wonderful that your flowers have gone wild!! One can never have enough flowers!! You are so lucky to have retired. I teach special ed. - Deaf ed. and have 26 years. I have one more year before retiring and being FREE!! I love my kids - but the paperwork is overwhelming. We start state testing on Monday - so I went ahead and posted my "S" today and am trying to set a few blogs in draft form today so I won't have to worry about them during the week! Have fun!!

  23. Hi Inger - Great to meet you from the A-Z Challenge. Thanks for visiting my blog, I shall reflect on the A-z Challenge fondly :-)


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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