With one of the big news headlines right now being the women who are suing the military for their right to fight in combat situations, I decided to sit back and think about this from my standpoint. Women have long been handling stressful situations, both in times of battle and in times of peace. Our government and military have said for years that women should not have a place in combat situations. However, where was this mandate when the US (or any other country for that matter) was being explored and settled? When the wagons rolled west, was someone there to tell the women that if their wagon and family was attacked, to NOT defend themselves? To avoid conflict? To let themselves be killed or worse? I think that the willingness to be in a combat situation should be up the individual, not someone who sits behind a desk and is not in that situation. But enough of my soapbox. This picture is a statue at the State Capital of Kansas as a tribute to the Pioneer Women. Enjoy!
Statue to Pioneer Women
Around my Alma Mater (Washburn University), there are numerous statues. This one always caught my eye, because of the lines and the subtle changes in color in the metal. I hope you all enjoy!
Woman with Dove
My alma mater, Washburn University in Topeka, KS, has many sculptures around the campus. This is one just outside of the Law Library on campus. This always makes me think that I could possibly understand how a fish feels just before the eagle pulls it from the water.
The Eagle’s Grasp
So, my wife and I went to our Alma Mater (Washburn University), and took some pictures of the many statues and art works they have outside on the campus. Just outside of the Mulvane Art Museum is a mirrored object (some sort of spiral design). I have always enjoyed how reflections can distort images sometimes, and therefore present a new perspective on what one sees in the reflection. I hope this is also something you can enjoy!
This image was taken at Washburn University on 6/24/2012.