08 June 2012
This weekly challenge conjured memories of early bonds of friendship. The catalyst often arises from participation in high school sports. These extra curricular activities are examples of lessons taught and learned from cooperative affiliations and ties. They build character, interdependence and close-knit mini communities. They can be an integral and substantial part of a young person’s education.
The image in the Lens section is a cross country team in the proverbial huddle just minutes before the run. To me it represents the circle of life and its never-ending possibilities. These young men are about to compete as individuals and as members of a team. Camaraderie is forged and maintained throughout the season, and often these friendships last until graduation or even a lifetime.
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