52 Weeks Project | Week 38 | Banner

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Maybe it's bricks and mortar now,
whether or not they run it down
I don't want anything to shake that shape away.
No one told us which way to come, nobody mapped oblivion
So I go growing roses in the disarray.

Just like most, falling head in
'Til my ghost fills the bed in
So lift it up like a banner
Hold it up over me
If this war is never ending
I'll take this love down with me

Song 'Banner' by LIGHTS

 
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I wanted to do a cute post about the lovely evening Paul and I spent Valentine's Day where we boarded the boat we were supposed to get married on 10 years ago. And how sappy I feel about our 10th wedding anniversary we just celebrated over the weekend. But the Parkland Shooting is all I can think about. And the poor victims who were murdered on the day of love. 

This world seems to be a never ending war. And everyone is quick to blame each other and think they all have the answers to what's the right way to even go about fixing this. Just like the Vegas Massacre a few months ago. 

But I keep looking to the banner of hope and light we still make as a race. That even though there is madness and chaos, we can still be better than the worst of it. This Ayn Rand quote is coming to mind:

 

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark. 
Do not let the hero in your soul perish. 
Check your road and the nature of your battle. 
The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is possible. It is yours. 

-Ayn Rand-

 
 

A super special thanks to my sister for helping me shoot this afternoon. It was a wonderful time with one of my favorite people on this planet. And it was much needed. 

Below is a time lapse of my editing process to the song that is inspiring me this week (and also quoted above) <3 Enjoy