And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about.
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
Below is the original photo used to create this image. I saw this beauty of a sunset on my way home from work and actually pulled over, got out, walked two blocks and crossed a bridge to take this pic. Ah, the sacrifices I make for my art… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.