Reframing Love In Action
January 30, 2017
Like many of you, I have been glued to the TV watching politics. I also have a public relations client in the political space that offers resources and training for women interested in running for office. The founder has now been in the papers and on television all across the nation for the past month. I can’t get enough of spreading their good work, supporting the aspirations of both democratic and republican women.
I’m balancing my media consumption with getting outside as often as I can. I’m remembering the wonderful time I had with friends in New York City during the Women’s March last weekend. I took so many photographs, you will see three below.
On another note, because Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I have been thinking about love; specifically, how to love in difficult times. Congressman John Lewis talked with Krista Tippett, the host of the podcast On Being about his commitment to love in action. He specifically uses that phrase when discussing his experience working shoulder to shoulder with Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights movement. He reframes how we could think of love. And he has helped me think differently of what it means to love this country and my fellow New Yorkers from all nationalities. Give a listen when you can.
The march from Selma to Montgomery was love in action.
Congressman John Lewis
Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
Thank you for reading!
All photographs are taken by me, unless I have noted I used my Canon 5D III and an iPhone 7.
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This is wonderful, Nancy! The whole weekend of the Inauguration, my ear worm was, “What the World Needs Now”. Yes, now. Maybe more than ever. We must put love in action and do it fiercely.
Love this post! Happy Valentine’s Day, Nancy. Your photos always make me smile!
Hi Karen, thanks so very much and Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. LOVE, Nancy
Beautiful blog post Nancy! Photographs are so uplifting. Just what we need right now!
we can say so much with out images, I love seeing yours! we need to mix it up, I march and make calls, and I go out and capture something beautiful with my camera. xx
Beautiful and profound! Thank you Nancy!
Great message and images!
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Beautiful Nancy. Thanks for the reminder – “All you need is Love”, the opposite of which is usually fear, not “hate” and fear is what we see in so much of the rhetoric of the last months.
Thank you Roberta! I find the blogging to bring me some happy thoughts, I bet you find that too with your gorgeous website and all the wonderful articles you write and share.
golly, thank you elisa. really appreciate your kind words. I have to mix up the news with some pleasureable things too
for me it’s a blend of watching the news, volunteering, trying to make a difference, and then finding something that gives me hope and brings me a smile. lately your photographs have been really amazing and beautiful.
Oh Nancy, it is about love. I still am so aware of what is going on, and in my own way I try to make a difference. Then I have to find a balance, and blogging has been helpful and colorful and makes me smile. Thank you for reading and doing what you do …. what a HUGE difference you make…wow!