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AdventWord 2022 – December 17 – #majesty

Late afternoon, early evening, New York City. From Arthur Ashe Stadium.

August, 2019


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Arthur Ashe

Arthur AsheI finished Arthur Ashe by Raymond Arsenault tonight. Here are several six word stories about Arthur Ashe. I will keep trying.

Black man,
white game,
undying love.

Days of glory,
days of grace.

Calm in storm,
gone too soon.

blazing serves;
justice for injustice.

Living well,
dying young,
never forgotten.


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4 Dec #Focus #AdventWord 2018

4 Dec #Focus

Arthur focuses on the ball.
The artist focused on Arthur.
I focused on the statue.

The Advent devotional project, #AdventWord  is offered by the Society of St John the Evangelist. Each day a word is provided and participants are invited to share images and/or reflections and to use hashtags so our reflections may be included in an Advent Calendar with others from around the world.

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A teacher I am thankful for

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Some teach in classrooms.
Some teach by how they live.

Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home has provided a gift of the November 2018 Gratitude Every Day calendar. I am using it as an opportuity to revisit photos and post them as they speak to gratitude.

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Arthur Ashe statue

We were in Richmond for Eric’s graduation from Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary. It seemed a moment to view the statue to Arthur Ashe – athlete, author, educator, witness, activist, justice-seeker, and hero of mine for how he played and how he lived and how he faced death.

“The best way to judge a life is to ask yourself, “Did I make the best use of the time I had?”
Arthur Ashe

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4 June 2016
Richmond, VA

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Purple flowers – Arthur Ashe statue


4 June 2016
Richmond, Virginia

In Richmond for Eric’s graduation from Union Presbyterian Seminary, we went to see the Arthur Ashe statue on Monument Avenue. Purple flowers grew around the base.

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Purple flowers, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

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Purple flowers
surround the statue of Arthur Ashe.

30 August 2013
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Queens, New York

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