Wow. This is a hard one to write, but I’m sure gonna try:
Months ago, when my buddy Dale and I started the, K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, I’m confident saying it was with partial ‘tongue-in-cheek’ fun and part desire to get others to explore and experiment with their photography as well as other means of artistic expression.
Every Friday since starting this challenge, Dale and I have alternated coming up with what we hoped would be cool, fun, thought-provoking themes/prompts others would want to join in on.
This week, Dale took the helm, and as I made my way to his site to see what he had in store for us, I first read the post he uploaded after the prompt post.
It sucks. No, the post itself does not suck. Dale is a fantastic writer. The post details the trials and tribulations he, his wife, and daughter are currently going through; trials, I might add, I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.
If you’re reading these words, please, please take a moment and read this post Dale shared and you’ll see what I mean.
Right now, I can’t help feeling a little angry, a little frustrated for him, and a little tired that anyone should have to go through a nightmare like this in twenty-eighteen.
The prompt Dale left us to ponder and create with for this Monday’s unveiling is titled:
To my friend Dale,
Know you’re in my prayers and I’m sure the prayers and good wishes of many others as you pass through this trying time.
I absolutely will do this very powerful challenge and hopefully come up with something that lends you and your family just a bit more strength.
I hope some of you guys and gals will consider doing the same. I bet Dale would truly appreciate it, as would I.
The injustice of antiquated and oftentimes simply out-of-touch-with-reality immigration statutes and laws isn’t just happening at the southernmost border of the United States right now. It’s happening in many places around the world where one would think it shouldn’t.
As we move into this first weekend of Summer, please take a few minutes and check out the link above to Dale’s story and join us in expressing what the prompt, TOGETHER FOREVER means to you.
K’lee L. © 2018