Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Friday, June 28, 2013
Our nation's capital
What is the purpose is to share how moved I was by visiting our nation's capital. I have always loved history, particularly European history and culture. But it wasn't until I was standing at the Lincoln Memorial that I truly got, deep inside my bones, how very lucky we are to live in this country. The whole reason our country exists is so that we could have the freedoms we have today, freedoms we take for granted. In the American History museum, artifacts from the Civil Rights movement remind me that it wasn't so long ago that all of our citizens didn't have the same rights and freedoms. Those had to be fought for.
I will be writing more about this trip and what it meant to me, but for today I'll leave it here with these few photos.