Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

In this week’s challenge, show us your take on a monument (broadly defined). It could be a fresh angle on a well-known tourist site, or a place nobody knows outside your community. It doesn’t even have to be an official monument. A legendary coffeehouse, a churchyard cemetery, the remains of a treehouse you’d built as a kid — anything can be monumental as long as it’s imbued with a shared sense of importance.

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This monument is in El Parque de Madres (the park of mothers). It’s a small park in an ordinary urban setting that you could easily drive by every day and not notice. The background isn’t remarkable, and the sun tends to shine on everything but the front so it’s not photogenic. But, the other day I decided to bike over and take a closer look, and I was very touched by the words on the monument.

Panama and the Latin cultures have a very high respect for mothers. Mother’s Day here is more important than Christmas, and not just to sell cards and gifts. It is to honor the mothers in your family and among your friends. I also see the respect and support given to mothers on a daily basis.

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The immortal vibration in you is the voice of the supreme creator. You complete your exalted mission perpetuating humanity. Mother: In your work there is always the divine impulse, the breath of eternity.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

  1. joeltc1 says:

    Reblogged this on FindingMySelfinPanama and commented:
    “The immortal vibration in you is the voice of the supreme creator. You complete your exalted mission perpetuating humanity. Mother: In your work there is always the divine impulse, the breath of eternity.”
    What a beautiful homage to mothers!

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  2. indacampo says:

    Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. janna hill says:

    What monumental words!

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  4. oldsalt1942 says:

    Every time I take the bus into the terminal in David we pass this small park.I knew what it was, but never stopped to look at the monument. Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Cheers for the mention Kris…MM 🍀

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