Sunset in the open ocean off Peru.
This post is in honor of the innocent victims of gun violence in our country and their families. I honor the children who are leading our country away from the path of despair and gun violence.
“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” (Isaiah 11:6. New International Version).
I salute and stand in solidarity with our student leaders today, and everyday, and all who support the will of the people for safety, sanity, and gun regulation.
The same sun sets for us all,
over the peaceful sea.
Mother Nature’s silent symphony,
a promise of enduring hope,
and lasting peace.
265 thoughts on “The Same Sun Shines For Us All~”
Beautiful sentiment and photos. <3
Hugs to you Eliza~
I really admire these kids for standing up to power. They’ll be our future leaders and they’re showing, they fear no one. I’m super proud of them, may God bless them. 🙂
God Bless them, and you Ranu, and all who stand for life, peace and safety <3
The photos are stunning indeed and your words are heart touching…may peace be upon us all…
These photos are fabulous and a profound metaphor for the strength of those student leaders.
They make me cry. I am so proud that they will lead when our leaders won’t.
A beautiful analogy.
The time for peace is now <3
I’m spreading your well-spoken words. Thank you!
Thank you more!
Love your sentiments and I too stand with you in solidarity. Hope is shining brighter…their March is definitely going to continue till our children and grandchildren feel secure everywhere.
Thank you. There are more of us in this world who want to protect children, than those who care more for their guns.
Gorgeous pictures and beautiful words to go with them.
Hugs to you Carrie.~
Thank you, whoever you are <3
Ahhh, honored and thank you. Peace be with us all.
Beautiful captures of the big round Sun set!
We live in a beautiful world.
Poetically stunning post, Cindy.
I was in tears today, as I watched America’s youth on TV.
They are a very astute and challenging future for earth. I adore them!
They give me such hope and I feel such pride in them and in their families. They are the other Americans, the ones we haven’t been hearing enough from. I am so glad we are hearing from them now. <3
So true Cindy. We need to support these brave students 🌈👏
They lead us, when our leaders won’t. <3
What lovely thing to do, Cindy! 🙂 <3 xoxoxoxo
Love to you dear Natalie & thank you too my friend <3
You’re most welcome my friend❣️😘xoxoxo
The pairing of your powerful words along with your gorgeous images is simply done to perfection. 💗
Ahhh, humbled and so honored to stand with, and for, these amazing young leaders. <3
This inspires me read the bible- so I thought many times in the past and never took action to this date… Stunningly beautiful pictures Cindy, thank you for sharing with us.
Thank you dear Maiko. When good joins together, we form an unstoppable force. Love to you my friend <3
Great photos and excellent words, Cindy. We should all cheer on and support the younger generation, who give us hope that more sanity will emerge from their generation than from the generations we “olduns” are part of! We failed in too many important areas.
Yes we have failed them. But it is incredibly heartening to see them take the lead isn’t it, when we have not. The young man who survived the Florida shooting and told the NRA spokeswoman. “I will protect your children when you will not.”
He silenced her.
I was in awe. I am in awe of them.
Thank you Peter for your honesty. <3
I swear I have never seen a sky like that one. Absolutely incredible! It is time some changes are made. More than we realize. Enjoy those skies. Hugs,
I have been home since early January, but I surely do enjoy sunsets mid-ocean and have a few more to post. And yes I agree with you completely, it is time for change! 💜
Your message is so very important. And those photos…they’re truly stunning!
Ahhh, thank you on both counts. Very kind & most appreciated 💜
What a moving tribute!
Thank you for letting me know 💜
Beautiful photos, great message!
This true despite of our social class, or any circumstances in life,
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Thank you for supporting positive change and for your kindness my friend 💜
Enjoyed your words and your photos.
Grazie mille 💜
Beautiful words and photo.
Thank you 💜
Safety and sanity! Hard to understand how it’s been allowed to continue for so long, Cindy. Definitely insane. Thank you for adding your beautiful photos to the plea. 🙂
Thank you. I can’t believe it either. I can’t even stand to count the number of dead children and people are hugging their automatic weapons.
Your words are simply a perfect match for the magnificent images.
Ahhh, thank you so much 💜
The massacre of 20 elementary students at Sandy Hook did not move the hearts of these NRA -bought politicians. I highly doubt this March will touch the hearts of these Republicans. These kids should go and register, and use the power of their votes to boot out these politicians and replace them with those willing to legislate gun control laws that really matter….. like banning the sale of semi – automatic assault weapons.
Maybe you should run for office? I would support you. We certainly need smart young people in politics today, they are so very few of either.
Those kids at the March , they are so smart and passionate. Emma Gonzales should run for office . Oh, wait, me ???? I’ll just vote , pay my dues , hope for the best, and overall, be a good citizen.
Yes. Emma has a very bright future in ahead of her, and so do you~
My heart and hopes are with the students, too.
Hugs to you my friend 💜
liebe Cindy, das sind ja schöne Bilder, ich hoffe, du hast die Zeitumstellung geschafft, Klaus
Danke, mein Freund und ich hoffe, wir sehen auch in den USA Veränderungen!
Yes, the younger people have far better sense than many of their “elders.”
It is so true. The oldsters are ruining the world.
And let me take the opportunity to knock Trump: He’s the worst. That guy makes me sick.
Any person with a shred of ethics knows he is a disgrace. He is the essence of the absence of grace.
I love the images😘. Your work is excellent👌👍wise words !!
Honored and thank you for your kind words my friend 💜
It’s my pleasure dear🤗🙏👍
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Some lovely photos and thoughts from Cindy Knoke.
Hugs and gratitude for you sweet friend 💜
So beautiful, Cindy!
Thank you! <3
You’re welcome! 😀
Great reminder of the impossibly beautiful larger world that is reflected in the children, all of them together, a circleof light glowing through clouds that only enhance their message of hope and peace.
Oh my goodness this is so poetic and beautiful. Thank you for expressing this in such a lovely and truthful way. Beauty is truth, and truth beauty~
What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to the students and youth leading the way. Thank you Cindy. May peace and wisdom prevail.
Amen Brad & thank you my friend~
My sincere pleasure Cindy!
So vivid! I love the idea of “silent symphony” — indeed the music of silence can be loud. 😀 Hugs on the wing!
Yes profound silence is often deafening, and is so beautiful. Thank you for understanding Teagen 💜
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I missed standing in the light of the young persons yesterday, but today and from now on I can be warmed by their spirit as reflected in the work of this artist.
I warmed by the spirit of your wise words. Thank you.
A very moving post, Cindy! Thank you so much.
They are leading and will a big Chang!
Yes. They step up to lead when the leaders have refused too, and I am so proud of them 💜
Sorry, big change.
I love all typos, and the people who make them.
Well said,Albert. May the power of peace prevail. Great images too.
Yes indeed 💜
Where we have gone for the winter the past two years, of the sunrises and sunsets, I love sunrises over the water. And in my opinion, the sunrises are more beautiful than the sunsets. Great catches here.
You get the sunrises, while I sleep and I’ll cover the sunsets!!! 😉
Lol … Good one!
A beautiful tribute to Peace, Cindy. I hope change comes in our lifetime.
Yes. It has too, or children will keep dying. 💜
Wonderful thoughts and photos, Cindy <3
Beautiful ages and powerful words. I couldn’t agree more!
Thank you Patti for your support and friendship 💜
We went to the march yesterday in our little city. I wish we could have gone to D.C.
So often, Cindy, it is the youth who step forward. Like you, I am proud of America’s young people. –Curt
Yes, I see in them the spirit we had back in the day, and we did change the world, at least for awhile. We never could have even imagined a president like trump though……
Looking at the young people does remind me of my days at Berkeley in the 60s. Followed by the Peace Corps and then the environmental movement, Cindy. Yes, we did make a difference. And I am beginning to think that even Nixon looked good in comparison to Trump. –Curt
I just said that to someone else, and I said I couldn’t believe I was saying it……While you were at Berkeley, I was at UCSD, doing much the same things.
Dang radicals we were… 🙂
Still are, when it is important, like now.
The young are leading the way and we cannot afford to fail them. It doesn’t end with the march. That is the starting point. There is so much work to do that each generation must do all they can to help. Thanks Cindy for the reminder that is sorely needed. RESPONSIBILITY AND CONSCIENCE MUST GO HAND IN HAND! France stands with you.
The politicians have much to answer for when the NRA enjoys Charity Status and is Tax Exempt. https://www.yahoo.com/news/nra-public-charity-doesn-t-103003716.html?.tsrc=jtc_news_index
The NRA having charitable designation is a blow to every hard-working, struggling, caring-charity, that seeks to improve the lives of the most vulnerable.
Absolutely! Yet how many are even aware of it? It needs to be exposed.
When I worked for the YMCA I was pretty offended that it had non-profit status since it was up there with fortune 500 companies in terms of profits from it’s exercise clubs, but it had a charitable mission, charitable services, and focused on services to the vulnerable. The NRA can claim none of this.
Alas, most do not know and so it continues unchallenged…
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RESPONSIBILITY AND CONSCIENCE MUST GO HAND IN HAND!
Yes! Thank you dear Lea! I find it hard to believe that we have fallen so far in America. But these brave and beautiful young people give me hope that they will lead the older generation out of the horrible mess they have made of things.
Thank you for the wonderful post. Our generation has much to answer for…
We do and we are running out of time to apologize and try and fix things.
And apologies sound hollow when the bullets fly.
We live in a time of great peril and great opportunity. Your words offer healing and hope. May we embrace courage for the journey head. Sending hugs and love…
Crisis = opportunity. But we must cease the opportunity and make it so. Love to you Rebecca 💜
A beautiful post filled with hope Cindy. I also applaud all those lovely children and their supporters I pray that it will lead to a major change in the gun laws.
Other wise, it is just another day, another school with dead children, and our leaders turning their eyes away.
So sad, let’s hope true change is on its way
Yes, Cindy! 🙂
People who put the love of guns over the love of children are not of a very high caliber.
Yes. The caliber of their guns is more important the the caliber of their morality.
Your breathtaking photos fills me with hope that Nature’s smphony will prevail.
I too am moved by this generation of fierce loving fighters.
They stepped up to lead, when our politicians failed to do so. Thank God for them 💜
Cindy, my sweet friend, your spirit shines as brightly as the sun and as beautifully as your exquisite photos. I would love to see this post go viral. Hugs ❤❤❤
I have been thinking about you and send you my love and prayers and hopes, and everything…. You are a lovely person & friend 💜
Received and appreciated, dear Cindy ❤
This is a lovely post with such warm and beautiful sentiments. ❤️❤️❤️
It takes a person with a good <3 to feel this, so thank my friend~
Absolutely stunning, Cindy. I love Pacific sunsets. What an inspiring day yesterday. I was riveted, inspired, full of hope and pride for these amazing teenagers doing what adults haven’t had the will to do. Amazing!
I felt exactly like you. Love to you my friend 💜
Beautiful mesh of words and pictures, Cindy.
Thank you my friend for your kind support 🌅
That is so beautiful Cindy, your words, your pics and post for the youth. I pray there will be leaders that rise up in those groups who stand together in this cause to make a difference.
Beautiful. I join you in prayer and thank you my friend 🙏
So beautiful. I hope change happens.
Otherwise we will just continue on our current path of devolution, with those who have the least to offer occupying the positions of leadership and power.
Breathtakingly beautiful, Cindy. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Thank you more for appreciating it Kally 💜
Wunderschöne Bilder!!! Danke fürs zeigen und dir eine gute Zeit. Ernst
Frohe Ostern zu dir mein sehr freundlicher Freund~
so ist es, möge es eine gute Osterwoche werden, Klaus
Frohe Ostern, lieber Freund und danke auch!
I’m wary of commenting on another country’s affairs – but good for you, Cindy, and all power to those students. The issue puzzles most of us over here. Lovely photos – as usual.
Yes, I can well understand why it puzzles you. It is mind boggling. I support the second amendment, but there needs to laws to stop citizens from purchasing automatic weapons of war whose only purpose is to kill multiple people rapidly, and there needs to be a process similar to getting a drivers license, with age restrictions and oversight, including interviews and exams for anyone buying a gun. This issue is our country’s, but is also the world’s, and we clearly could use advice from countries with more sensible gun laws and much lower rates of gun violence and murder.
Beautiful post and wonderful Pics Cindy. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for your kind comment and your support Gary~
Beautiful Cindy! These strong young people give me hope! 😍
Yes!! Me too & thank you! <3
A parent should never have to bury a child. It’s so sad what is going on in the schools and I hope a solution will be found.
It is devastating when a child dies of natural causes, but mass murder of children over and over again is beyond belief…..
A beautiful post and for those of us who live outside the US those kids have the potential to make America truly great. The sunsets are a beautiful tribute.
Thank you my friend and yes these young people are the best hope we have to improve things over here. Hugs to you & hope all is well~
Cindy, Thank you for an extraordinary post. I am humbled by the leadership of the youngsters, and we must be certain to stand with them.
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This is a deeply powerful and important post from Cindy Knoke.
Ahhh, thank you so much Charles. Of course I know you would support these wonderful student leaders. I can tell by the way you interact with your students. It is so heartening to see these students speaking eloquently and taking the lead when our leaders will not. <3
A wonderful and powerful post! Bravo, Bravo!
Ahhh, so kind & so appreciated! Thank you~
Huge Hugs Cindy. A World peace is long overdue. Mankind is capable of it but he lacks the will. Maybe these children will show us the way.
They make me proud and fill me with hope. Thank you David for being on the side of good <3
‘May only love prevail’ was the mantra I taught my grand children. May it do so wherever, in St Francis’ words there is despair…. with love, Valerie
Thank you Valerie. St Francis and our current Pope are guiding lights. The Pope told the students yesterday “to yell!” I love him.
Amazing. Just wow! Thanks Cindy!
Thank you more for feeling this <3
ich wünsche dir einen entspannten Dienstag, Klaus
Danke und habe eine wundervolle Woche mein Freund~
Beautifully said. The kids marching have shown so much courage.
I understand a couple was arrested with an arsenal of AK 15’s and grenades in a hotel room in Boston and were monitoring the march. I wonder when the madness will ever end?
I just don’t get it. It’s just so sad.
Our leaders ability to maintain denial is seriously problematic.
And impressive in a terrible way.
Yes, impressively terrible, not terribly impressive.
A very powerful post, Cindy! I support them also.
Thank you and so glad you do! <3
Beautiful, Cindy — and thank you for saying it so well!!
Thank you for being part of the solution my friend <3
Exquisite photos, Cindy, and such an important message in these troubling times. <3
Ahhh, thank you Carol & love to you my friend <3
SO beautiful, thanks!
Thank you more for such kind words & cheers to you!
Thank you for being kind, your appreciation made my day!!!
Same to you and be well my friend~
Thank you so much Cindy!!!
Gorgeous Sally, as usual I am late having just discovered this as a reblog at Charles French. No matter what I try I can’t bet your blog in my mail and notification. ♥️🌹I’ll keep trying!
How strange. I am so sorry. WP glitches are always annoying.
They are ! 🙂
Ahhh, so appreciated! Thank you & lovely to meet you.
Beautiful! The post is up and ready for you to see and possibly reblog to your site. The view and likes are going up!
You are very kind and most thoughtful. Thank you & Happy Spring!
I’m ready for the flowers here! Thank you! 🙂
You make me smile, and so very happy I blog! <3
A beautifully illustrated truth, Cindy.
Thank you my friend and Happy Spring!
Exquisite photos Cindy– and I so agree with you about the importance of gun control. Hoping all the voices speaking out will be heeded. Love your blog. xo
Thank you Rhonda for standing for safety & sanity and Happy Easter my friend <3
What a stunning post. ❤️
You are a stunning person.
Your blog is stellar!
bei dir auch Schnee? Es wird sicher besser, Klaus
Wir leben in Südkalifornien, also haben wir viel Sonnenschein, aber nicht genug Wasser. Es gibt immer ein Problem, wo auch immer man lebt. Frohe Ostern mein Freund! <3
The pictures and your words are so beautiful 🙂
You are very kind and most appreciated!
Very loving! I join you here. A big hug for all that we share….
Love back to you and gratitude too 💛
How wonderful! Thank you for sharing this & may the sun shine on you my friend 💛
Good article. Nice shots
Thank you & nice to meet you~
Good article and nice shots
Such gorgeous sunsets! Enjoy your weekend!
Happy Easter Linda 💛
Same to you, dear Cindy! 😀 <3
Where have you been that I have only just found you! Perfect insight and such a tantalising profile. These kids could very well change the direction of an entire country if they are allowed to evolve and grow. If they are not smothered and silenced. I pray for them that the loud voices who govern that will hear them. But I am afraid. c
I share your feelings exactly! Thank you so much for adding your voice and it is lovely to meet you. 💛
Kids were really our future. I admire them for believing what they are for. 💙
Cindy, the images are lovely and the sentiments even lovelier. Thank you for this post.
One of my favorite scriptures with such a powerful message for the world.
It’s so difficult for me to comprehend how some people view life so very differently.
As Butch Cassidy memorably remarked, I see the world with 20/20 vision. Everybody else is wearing bifocals.
I love the quote and agree with it. I tend to worry most about our current leadership who seem to need bifocals but refuse to wear them!
Beautiful post, it’s a shame there is so much anger in people. We need more people like you Cindy speaking up for peace.
And you my friend, singing for art, beauty and the peaceful joy of music. Be well <3
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You are such a thoughtful friend Susanne. Thank you for your kindness and have a wonderful weekend! <3 <3
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I will leave you tonight with some images of a sun going down on the sea courtesy of Cindy Knoke. In her own words
“Sunset in the open ocean off Peru. This post is in honor of the innocent victims of gun violence in our country and their families. I honor the children who are leading our country away from the path of despair and gun violence.
“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” (Isaiah 11:6. New International Version). The UK is facing its own issues with young people and violence, particularly in the first three months of the year in London. The way we do things has to change.
So appreciate your support for this critically important issue Sally. <3 Thank you my friend and all the best to you!
Thank you my friend and have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks Cindy, wishing you the same <3
Lovely, Cindy. And powerful.
I am glad you see it this way. Thank you Cynthia <3
Just after I left my comment (above–3 exclamation points), I was clearing out my blog’s spam folder and saw that some idiot had gone through a post and left exclamation points as a quick way of trying to get someone to click through to their website. Arghh. Also sorry. I was trying to cheer you on, but quickly so I could go clear out my spam folder….
No worries. We all know what a pain it is to deal with the spam trolls and I know you are very far from either of these, so thank you very much for cheering this movement on & hugs to you <3
So agree and so beautiful, left me teary. In a good way, thank you ❤️❤️❤️
I am so lucky to meet people like you in the virtual world. <3
Thank you and likewise, very much so ❤️❤️❤️
I applaud your sentiments in this post, Cindy! This is a wonderful post in memory of those whose lives were cut short for preventable reasons and in tribute to those who fight for the right of all to live full and long lives. <3
So beautifully expressed and felt Teresa! Thank you and be well my friend.
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Thank you Mitch & have a wonderful weekend.