Peace in the Dark | A Prayer for a Peaceful New Year
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Happy New Year to All!
May it be a safe and peaceful one
Reflection on 2008
2008 has been a tumultuous year around the globe. Violence has raged, old anger has ignited new battles & fueled old wars, and families around the globe have been touched by desperation as businesses try to stay afloat amid economic recession.
As we herald the New Year, many of us will reflect on the one that has just passed. I hope that we can remember the triumphs this year has offered and the hope for the future that has recently been captured by many. I will remember this year as one of struggle, but I know that I have emerged from my struggles as a stronger and more thankful person.
I pray that this coming year will offer you great fortune and hope; however, my most urgent prayer is for peace. As I ring in the year 2009 I will be praying for peaceful resolutions to the conflicts that tear apart the world. Let's remember to pray that humanitarian relief can be exacted in Gaza, the Congo, and other regions that are suffering a restriction of food and medicine. Let's hope for some peace.
About this photo:
This is a young peace lily photographed in near total darkness. The light is provided by a hand-held flashlight. There only backdrop is a darkened room.
This photo was part of an exploration of lighting effects.
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