|This must be a new park; I haven't seen it before.|
Or was I not paying attention?
I have spent the last three weeks on the east coast; the final swing of my summer vacation. Whenever I return to the Washington DC metro area, I enjoy running the same four square blocks in the Alexandria, Virginia neighborhood where I lived for two years. I have run those streets hundreds of times, but today I took from the run what I found while looking through the lens of sports and spirituality. And I found quite a bit. Had I run just 5 minutes longer, I could include T. C. Williams high school, the home of "Remember the Titans" in this montage. I'll save that for my next visit!
I love to run for many reasons and one reason is that it allows me to become more familiar with places and people. As opposed to driving through a neighborhood or taking public transportation through the city or another community, running exposes me to things that I might otherwise miss.
Below are a few images of what I found. I encourage you to look through your own lens. What do you see? What have you never noticed before? What does it make you think about? Remember? Enjoy?!
|On Seminary Road, this gates closes off the public from the Virginia Theological Society.|
I just love that they think a young person might hop the fence to hit a few golf balls on the open space.
I say: Go for it!
|A little social justice/Preferential Option for the Poor graffiti. I shared this with Tom Morello|
|This should also include the following from "Nine Things You Should Know About Gerald Ford" FASCINATING|
Ford won a scholarship to the University of Michigan, which he attended from 1931 to 1935. The university’s football team, the Wolverines, won national championships in 1932 and 1933, and in 1934 (his senior year) Ford was named the team’s most valuable player. Upon graduation, Ford received offers from two professional football teams, the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers, but he turned them down to take a position as head boxing coach and assistant football coach at Yale University, where he hoped to study law.
|The only way to conclude a run...with what America Runs on...|