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Photographs; & questions you wouldn't think to ask yourself…


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04-04-14 065aNothing gives some people a feeling of stature and importance that having a uniform and wearing it well. Just as some have an ineffable air about them when wearing civilian clothing, they may not appear that way in uniform. For a number of people a uniform serves to focus their sense of identity and identify their sense of purpose, whether for others or for themselves. For many, many people a uniform has become a symbol  despair and terror, and not for the unity and leadership hoped for. This can be very confusing, even within a culture, since it seems no one knows whether to trust a military uniform anymore, the uniforms of caregivers cannot be told from anyone else’s street clothing, the men’s or women’s business suit may still be prevalent, but not for long. Athletic teams uniforms are surviving well, but, even if not true, athletics symbolizes the best in us. And there are people who celebrate uniformity of mind, education, and action for personal reasons or because of megalomania. Like the majority of things that are or that we think, there are at least two sides to the story. Before judging anyone for their opinion or action in a story, shouldn’t we at least read the book?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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