As we grow older and life has taught us some lessons, we learn restraint and caution; we learn that there are other ways to join with family and friends without uprooting ourselves.
Four and a half years ago, this photo held the meaning of tragedy that comes with too early death. It signified idealism and sacrifice. Today it remains that and more. Now it is joined by wisdom won by suffering, prayer, and the struggle to keep hope alive.
Winter's light blanket
Hillside sleeps beneath its weight
Past turns to future
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