“Every man is a creative cause of what happens, a primum mobile with an original movement.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
As always, the Friday Edition combines a quote with a favorite photo. I tailor these to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme, which this week is “Movement”.
Last weekend, on our way back from the meditation retreat in the Catskills, my friend Anne and I stopped at the McDonald’s in Portsmouth, NH for a snack. After we came out, I was helping a lost tourist find his way to his hotel when we were literally buzzed by four of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels in their famous tight diamond formation.
I was so excited that I’m afraid I screamed, and startled the tourist. I laughingly explained that my family is all military, so these sorts of things really excite me.
Sadly, I hadn’t brought my good camera with me. However, the Blue Angels, who were performing up the road at the former Pease AFB were moving so fast, and they are SO good at sneaking up from behind, that I probably wouldn’t have gotten that great of a shot anyway. About the time we heard them, they were overhead and then gone again.
They were FANTASTIC.
I luckily got a couple short videos, and this photograph. Yes they’re tiny, but I love the contrast with the sun, gleaming brightly through the clouds.
Oh…and yes, the tourist did get his directions. I’m assuming he made it to his hotel.