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Begin with Children

  • Posted Dec. 31, 2009 by Marsha Viewed 4069 times

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These children live in safe, comfortable homes with nourishing food, warm clothing, and a loving environment. Would that every child in the world have the same opportunity.

Peace to all in the coming year….especially the children.

If we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won't have to struggle; we won't have to pass fruitless idle resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which consciously or unconsciously the whole world is hungering. -Mahatma Gandhi

(All shots were taken at at my extended family's holiday gathering last week).

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    • # Monika

      thank you for this. and thanks for the link to ghassans blog, its really worth visiting.

      2010.01.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sara G

      So precious shots, I agree with the quote...the last one is so beautiful, wondrous shot and blue eyes!

      2010.01.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lys

      Thanks Marsha for this emotional post.
      I join your desires.

      2010.01.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Milton Jacob

      an excellent post with its theme and shots. well done. so happy to see the words of the Father of my nation, Mahatmaji.

      2010.01.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Nancy

      Truly beautiful captures and post!! Love them all:-)) Thanks for sharing:))

      2010.01.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Arie

      ALL are very fine portrait shots! Lovely control of your camera :-)

      2010.01.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ken

      beautiful portraits of children, we still have a long way to go for the words of gandhi to be brought to fruition though....
      best wishes for the new year.....

      2010.01.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Aparna G

      Excellent portraits!!
      loved this set

      I wish you many prosperous years to come and happy 2010!

      2010.01.02 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jannie

      Beautiful post Marsha. Exceptional portrait shots. So sweet & innocent.

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    • # Kit Penn

      Beautiful set of portraits.
      Especially love the blue eyes and blue cardigan in the last one.

      YES, they all look a lovely lot of children too - obviously - that goes without saying.

      2010.01.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gonia

      so many pretty children / and happy /, we must remember about these children from Africa, South America and Asia who have nothing and dying from hunger, and we are guilty- we adult.I hope it'll change, perhaps, may be,.............may not?

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    • # Christa

      Lovely set, lovely children and lovely words. Why we wish every year the same things and why they never become true?

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    • # Ines

      great quote Marsha, love the portraits of your grandchildren these are really beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing !

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    • # Gillian

      A thought provoking post to go with some great portraits of your family. You certainly have the knack of taking fantastic photos of children! Happy New Year to you all.

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    • # Linda

      Wonderful Shots Marsha....love the portraits shots... my heart melts with the sight of children. Hope you have a wonderful and Happy New Year :)

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    • # Lynn

      A very very touching post Marsha!!! Each shot is amazingly beautiful...I love the way you composed every photo. Such wonderful faces of these lovely children :))

      2009.12.31 Edited Reply Cancel