I love to travel and we do so as often as our budget will allow. Even though we live on a major waterway, I almost always choose destinations centered around water (lakes, rivers, oceans). Not sure the allure other than my personal affinity and history of being around the liquid gold. My dad and grandfathers were all "water-centric" so I guess it's hereditary.
This year, our first non-local trip was to Charleston, SC. Certainly the news of Walter Scott and the AME Church shooting have resurrected my memory of the areas we visited and my personal love for the area. I hate that a historic and beautiful city such as Charleston has endured so much tragedy this year but I still say the city and those surrounding are very beautiful and worth visiting. Over the next few weeks, I hope to share some of my pictures, videos and thoughts, beginning with this one.
We took a tour of Fort Sumter and I noticed this Cross on the sandbar. I asked the captain if he knew the history and he did not so I'm appealing to my readers for more info. However in light of the aforementioned events, I do have a thought about the "Markers" in our lives. Charleston has a long and rich history of such as do most cities and people and as I've asked about this one, we probably need to acknowledge our own markers. Why do they exist? What significance do they have, if any? Did we learn and if so, then what? Will we repeat the same events which caused the marker to be placed there in the first place? If the marker had been there, would we have experienced the event and/or did we preserve someone else from that experience?
Obviously more questions than answers.
I'll close with this verse from the writings from Job. 28:28 "And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding."
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