Notre Dame had a bye week
so the Botsford family
spent the weekend in
taking our family Christmas photo.
but we were able to take our photos indoors...
at the Capitol
The autumn foliage was just beginning to change.
It was my first time in the Capitol building
and the art work and architectural majesty
was magnificent and inspiring.
I could almost hear the frustrated sighs
of our Founding Fathers
as they watch us struggle with our countries seemingly
There lies before us, if we choose, continued
progress in happiness, knowledge, and wisdom.
Shall we, instead, choose death, because we cannot
forget our quarrels?
We appeal, as human beings, to human beings;
Remember your humanity and forget the rest.