I finished Arthur Ashe by Raymond Arsenault tonight. Here are several six word stories about Arthur Ashe. I will keep trying.
Days of glory,
days of grace.
Calm in storm,
gone too soon.
justice for injustice.
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.
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.
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
4 June 2016
4 June 2016
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.
surround the statue of Arthur Ashe.
30 August 2013
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Queens, New York
Filed under New York, Photo