When my boys first set eyes on Crater Lake just last weekend they said, “Are you sure this is not a painting, Mama?” I assured them it was not. Then they turned towards the lake, the view, and took it in, together. The complete rarity of this moment, my boys still, quiet, marveling at something in front of them will be a fond memory of mine for years to come.
Our ability to take in a moment, a view, to consciously remember it, is humanity to me. When we see or feel something that makes us form a memory we fight harder to preserve it, protect it and educate others about its wonders. We also pass our passions, our memories of what we find beautiful in our world to future generations.
**This post is inspired by The Daily Post’s, Weekly Photo Challenge. This weeks theme is “Humanity”, you can find inspiring photographs HERE.