Monday, January 18, 2010


01.18.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

Running to....and not running from is always a good start! Reflecting on today's Martin Luther King remembrance and all of the brave men and women who struggled to impact the civil rights movement, I can't help but think of the 'one step forward and two steps backward' syndrome that often accompanies change.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Following in the footsteps of such a charismatic and effective leader is, perhaps, beyond challenging. Yet, each and every one of us has the opportunity to put one foot in front of the other and move forward in the direction of those humanitarian goals every single day. In doing so, we can also leave our own footprints in the sand and be a model for others who have difficulty with the 'walk'... 3rd Ave N & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL


  1. I like the perspective from which you took this shot - and the perspective of your writing. Sometimes change seems to take forever - but we can not stop trying and just be complacent. Just reading The Influencer - interesting.

  2. I love you photo as well. I love to read your writing because I find it encouraging and inspirational. Thank you for being so thoughtful and posting your innermost thoughts.-SciproAnnette