Project Athena - Day 239 (Benches, Seats, Chairs)

Snow Covered Amphitheater

Looking at the empty benches of this beautiful outdoor amphitheater in Rocky Mountain National Park reminded me of the message delivered by Oprah Winfrey during the her last show on network television and how deeply her words moved me. Here is just a portion of what she said.

You let me into your homes to talk to you every day. This is what you allowed me to do, and I thank you for that. But what I want you to know as this show ends: Each one of you has your own platform. Do not let the trappings here fool you. Mine is a stage in a studio, yours is wherever you are with your own reach, however small or however large that reach is. Maybe it’s 20 people, maybe it’s 30 people, 40 people, your family, your friends, your neighbors, your classmates, your classroom, your co-workers. Wherever you are, that is your platform, your stage, your circle of influence. That is your talk show, and that is where your power lies. In every way, in every day, you are showing people exactly who you are. You’re letting your life speak for you. And when you do that, you will receive in direct proportion to how you give in whatever platform you have.
— Oprah Winfrey

Moraine Park Amphitheater

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 18mm • F/5.6 • 1/1000s • ISO 400