Saturation: “Show respect to all people . . .”

“When you arise in the morning, give thanks to the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and the joy of living. If you see no reason the give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” Tecumseh

This weeks photo challenge asked to show us a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated .

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Downtown Tucson mural - super saturated .

“Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none . . .  Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart . . .  Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and in the service of your people.”

Fine words of wisdom from Tecumseh


During the War of 1812, Tecumseh’s confederacy allied with the British in The Canadas, and helped in the capture of Fort Detroit. American forces killed Tecumseh in the Battle of the Thames, in October 1813. His confederation fell apart, the British deserted their Indian allies at the peace conference that ended the War of 1812, the dream of an independent Indian state in the Midwest vanished.  (from Wikipedia)


Here is the original image . . .  sort of boring, eh?

Tucson - original image


Here is the full view of the Tucson mural . . .

Mural in Tucson

Peace to all . . . Bruce


16 thoughts on “Saturation: “Show respect to all people . . .”

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    • I should have made it clearer, that this mural is actually not of Tecumseh or a memorial to him. I was using artistic license. Sorry about misleading you. The mural above is located in Tuscon, so the person depicted would most likely be Apache. Tucemeseh was Shawnee, from the present day Ohio area.

      The words of Tecumseh are powerful and timeless, aren’t they?

    • The vibrancy of the colour is amazing. And as for the quotes, even though Tecumseh spoke these words 200 years ago the message is timeless and universal, in my viewpoint.

      I’ve never read an actual biography of Tecumseh, and with your background and expertise, I bet you have some interesting stories and insights. As always, I appreciate your comment.

  2. What a fantastic mural. I remember where I grew up in London there were a number of huge murals that were real landmarks. The vibrant colours always made them stand out against the drab dirt stained architecture of the time.

    • Thanks Seeker, We had been to the Brock monument on the Niagra river, where one of the key battles of the War of 1812 had taken place, and I had a photo of myself right next to a native memorial to Tecumseh. My wife asked me why I didn’t add it to this post – I guess that will happen another time.

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