Courage and the American Dream

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by Patricia Feager, 11/6/17

 

Getting off the beaten path in Flower Mound always takes some courage but I learn so much and I enjoy taking photographs of all the places where I go. Here are some examples that I hope you will enjoy. Every now and then, even a virtual reality can lift someones spirits, so if you're down and out or under the weather, remember The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next."  --- Mignon McLaughlin

 

 

 

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

--- Martin Luther King, JR

 

This photo of Natural Bridge was taken while hiking in Northwest Arkansas. It has been featured on Ripley's Believe It or Not. To break through the constant interruptions of Media Madness going on in the world it helps to find the courage to live rather than stay glued to your television and/or Internet News. This area is filled with an abundance of Dogwood and Redbud trees. Dogwood and Redbud grows in Texas too, but when you see them in a forest you begin to appreciate them even more. 

 

 

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage,

on imagination an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

--- Harry S Truman

 

This photo was taken in the Historic District of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I was across the street, walking out of a coffee shop when these three people and the red truck caught my eye. The mud on the back of the truck, the man with clasped hands looking down, the man in the middle with his cane, and the lady next to them. What's their story? I think this quote from Harry S. Truman is fitting because it represents the Middle Class generation of the 1960's.

 

 

 

Courage is grace under pressure.

--- Earnest Hemingway

 

Pivot Rock in the Ozarks was very surprising. It was also featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not. By getting off the beaten path in Flower Mound, I learned that during the Paleozoic Era, all of Arkansas was covered by ocean. This rock was pushed out of the earth from the ocean and many people come here to see it, like me! If you're interested in geology, natural history, mountains, and geography, Arkansas is a very interesting place to go. Sometimes, to get away from the pressures of life, it pays to explore other places and stay educated. 

 

 

 

A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. 

A gang is where a coward goest to hide. --- Mickey Mantle

 

For people who view my blog posts regularly, you may recall this photo was used for an AR contest by AR Member Dick Greenberg. It is what I consider one of my best photos. This quote best summarizes what I would like captioned and remembered - there can be only ONE AMERICAN TEAM. America is home to many beautiful people, places, and things to do. Find the courage to stand up for America and be a part of the American Team, home of the brave. 

 

Patricia's Tip for the Day:

Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway. --- John Wayne

 

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Patricia Feager
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Roy Kelley - It's a honor to have you be an active member of ActiveRain. It takes courage to keep blogging when you're retired and even greater courage to be a respectable American who always looks out for the greater good. May you continue to blossom. You're not done blooming yet!

Thank you.

Patricia

Nov 06, 2017 11:14 AM #6
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Hi Patricia - This is a very thoughtful post with a great combination of nice photos, wonderful quotes and stories that are all worth thinking about. Thanks for sharing it.

Nov 06, 2017 11:17 AM #7
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Dick Greenberg - Thank you! 

You know, I think I'm finally grown up now, discovering who I am. It has been a great honor to be in the Real Estate business because it challenges me all the time. And then along comes people like you on ActiveRain who gives me opportunities to read great stories, be inspired by amazing photography, enter contests, and compete in healthy ways. All the while I'm enjoying myself, I'm learning from great people like you and so many others on ActiveRain. 

Thank you.

Patricia

Nov 06, 2017 11:26 AM #8
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America and its heroes, both natural and "man-made" (haha), are what dreams and aspirations and LIFE are all about. Thank you for your dreams realized, moment-to-moment, both big and small! 

Nov 06, 2017 12:10 PM #9
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Patrica

What a post, full of inspiration and reminding us all to not overlook the simple things of life for they are filled with amazement. Your favorite photo is such an interesting juxtaposition of nature, its beauty and those who don't fit the atypical expectancy but still have come to love her just the same. thanks for this moment and cheers cvc

Nov 06, 2017 12:24 PM #10
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Patricia Feager, when I was a little girl, I had a stuffed "Mickey Mouse" my grandfather brought back from California, that and an American Flag was placed on top of my dresser which was the highest place in my room. I LOVE this country and proud to be an American.
This is a beautiful post filled with great pictures.

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Wonderful photos and quotes to go with them. I always wish I knew quotes to go to when ever I read them. I am always impressed with people using quotes the way they do. Lovely post, soul lifting and a reminder of the wonderful nature all around us.

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Patricia picture are a great way to keep us connected to places we have been.  Your pictures are always outstanding.

Nov 06, 2017 01:58 PM #13
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Patricia, you have such a talent for writing the perfect words, and picking the perfect quotes to go with your beautiful photos. It's truly amazing to me. All of your photos tell a story, thank you for sharing them with us.

Nov 06, 2017 02:12 PM #14
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That big rock standing on its precariously small leg amazes me!  That's a great collection of pictures.

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Patrica

Your post is outstanding and looks like a gold star to me.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

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Hi Patricia Feager - what a lovely post illustrated with some outstanding photos. Thank you for sharing your amazing gift with us. 

Nov 06, 2017 08:52 PM #17
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You continue to put it all together Patricia Feager to all our delight

Nov 06, 2017 10:02 PM #18
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Those are great photos and I can feel how you travel, eyes wide open, listening and watching and taking your time. It shows in each photo.

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Patrica 

when we get off the beaten path we start to see things we have missed in the path.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludiwg

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Love your photography and the way you interpret each one. What a beautiful talent you choose to share!

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With all the crazy out there right now, it is good to stop and think about the backbone of our country and how strong we really are.  Great photos.

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Patrica

See nature up close . . . . is the way to see nature.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 09, 2017 06:47 PM #23
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It takes courage but it’s always worth it to be yourself and really know yourself well and what you’re good at! :)

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Nature of close is the way to go if you want to see it and really understand it

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