Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Change, Presidential Primaries, and Rock Creek Park

Change. Every politician is claiming to be this. Promising to bring this. They all stand in front of signs proclaiming this. America, the pollsters say, are clamoring for this. And they all act like this wasn't the argument Kerry brought in 2004, or Bush in 2000, or Dole in 1996, or Clinton in 1992... And while there are lots of things in the world I'd like to see changed, I don't necessarily think we should always look to politicians or Washington to bring it. I find Gandhi's message to be much more compelling...

Be the change you want to see in the world.--Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian Philosopher
And if it's immediate change you want - look outside. :) Here's a shot from five short days ago. But now we're flirting with 70 degree temps and setting records for winter warmth. You know it's cold in the winter shot above when you see the rhododenron leaves completely curled up. I know this may be an unpopular stance: But I vote for a return to winter.

Directions to Rock Creek Park: From I-26 take the Erwin Main Street Exit (#36), at the end of the ramp turn east towards town and you will immediately arrive at a stop light. Turn right onto Rt. 107 and drive 1/2 mile, turn left at stop light onto Rock Creek Road (Rt. 395) -- continue on for 3.1 miles, turn left at entrance to Rock Creek Park.

1 comment:

  1. Great message! And your photos are exquisite! I came through Marie's blog.


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