Thursday, May 28, 2009

Forgotten dreams

As I frantically pack and load and clean etc. etc., I saw this jar that I have had for a while. I've been doing research and work for school about the Underground Railroad. Seeing this jar made me think not about my own forgotten dreams, but about the dreams of slaves from the 1800's. Did they once have little jars of their own, money they scraped and saved while dreaming of freedom? Did they lay awake after a hard day's work, harder than I have ever known, and dream of rest and peace and release? My dreams seem insignificant in the light of what others have suffered.
"I saw nothing without seeing it, I heard nothing without hearing it. It looked from every star, smiled in every calm, breathed in every wind and moved in every storm."
~Frederick Douglass, speaking of freedom~


Bridget said...

what moving quotation on freedom.
it is humbling to think how i so take it for granted.

Framing Images and Memories said...

Always nice to look back to learn from those who worked and dreamed and really sought the same things we do...peace, happiness, independence and..yes, some degree of financial stability.

trishalyn said...

Excellent, thought-provoking post with an interesting and pleasing photo! Great job, Jayme!
P.S. Do you need any help moving?

Linda said...

Great image--very provocative. Hope your move gets done quickly and with a minimum of stress.

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