Over the past few years I have seen some of my grandparents pass away while others are slowly losing their ability to function normally. This has been a painful reminder of the passage of time and of how short life is. There is no time to waste on silly arguments over silly things. The only thing that makes sense is to be kind to one another. This is why I chose the theme of this challenge, which could also be called "Passage of time" or maybe "Old people". I think there are many possibilities here. Your photo could be a celebration of life (for instance, with a young child as the main subject), or a reminder of the passage of time (maybe old people in contrast with young ones?), or both at the same time, or an act of genuine altruism... Whatever you think is connected to the theme... :smile: --------- Please refer to the comprehensive list of previous topics and winners via the links below: 72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2013 Q1) 72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2012) 72 Hour Challenge Rules As the title suggests, each challenge lasts for 72 hours. Everyone gets to submit 2 photos in line with the chosen theme. The winner of the previous challenge gets to choose the new theme (topics can be anything under the sun) and serves as the judge for his/her 72-hour challenge. For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own 72-hour challenge. Instead, he/she should post up to 2 photos as examples to start out the challenge. Should the winner not be able to commit to being the next judge, the responsibility is passed on to the runner-up. At the end of the 72-hours (we don't have to be strict about 72-hours, especially with time differences depending on where you are on the globe), the judge will name a blue ribbon winner, a runner-up, and 1 honorable mention. As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We may not all agree with the chosen winners; the judge is encouraged (but not required) to state what criteria he used to decide on a winner. To make sure we don't break any Mu43 rules/regulations, by participating in this thread you are allowing the judge to repost your image for the sole purpose of announcing the winners for the 72-hr Blue Ribbon Challenge.