Saturday, May 5, 2012

Liberation Day!

Today is Liberation Day in Holland. Every year on the 5th of May we celebrate the end of the occupation of Nazi Germany but it also symbolic for freedom in general. Freedom is easily taken for granted when you live in a privileged country. The picture shows my mother Tine van Grootel with friends on my grandfather's decorated truck (with my grandfather behind the wheel). She is the girl with the smile on her face peering ofer the girl with the flowers in her hair looking down. When my aunt send me this picture a few weeks back I immediately recognized her. It was like spotting my daugther (and myself)!

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
Eleonor Roosevelt

1 comment:

  1. Well said.
    That photo is priceless, what a treasure to have.
    The quote is inspiring and one I had not read before, even though I am an E. Roosevelt fan.
    I had a quote posted yesterday that goes with this post as well.

    As a side note - I bought two of your prints for my daughter, they are beautiful!



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