Yesterday evening my husband and I went for a walk around the tidal basin, stopping for a while at the Jefferson Memorial. I loved seeing:
~ The cherry blossoms in the early stages. They are not only iconic, but also beautiful.
~ Groups of high schoolers in their spirit-wear, walking along in constantly re-forming groups.
~ Families, especially the one with a grouchy kid, a tired mom, and a bored-looking teen, all pulled along by an enthusiastic dad.
~ A pair of loons. They are the Minnesota state bird. Who doesn’t love a diving duck?
~ Rowing teams on the Potomac, with somebody yelling from a megaphone.
~ Quotations chiseled on a wall. Almighty God hath created the mind free. All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens . . . are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion . . . No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship or ministry or shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion. I know but one code of morality for men whether acting singly or collectively.