from a "click and hope" photographer

06/06/07

“If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow,

we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.

We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created,

not just as it looked when we got through with it.”
~Lyndon B. Johnson~

4 comments:

Sheila said...

Wise words indeed.
Do you know some inner city children here are taken too farms on school trips so they can see domestic farm animals. How do we get through to these kids who only ever see city streets..the country side is something they see on TV..!

Annie said...

I wonder if Lady Bird Johnson inspired Lyndon to say these words. I know she cared deeply about the earth and she seeded wildflowers all over her state of Texas. They are beautiful, make the state beautiful. But I didn't ever think of him as a conservationist, rather I thought of him as a social justice activist.

lilymarlene said...

I didn't realise he was such a profound thinker....perhaps he had a good speechwriter...!

Sandy Carlson said...

That's beautiful! Needed that. Happy WW!

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche