Tuesday, November 11, 2008

~ remember ~

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"...and the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people..."

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X. Dell said...

You know, I sometimes think that the small blessings most accurately depict our lives. They're the things that constantly remind us of a reason to wake up in the morning. As I get older, the more I cherish them.

foam said...

first of all ..
that's a really beautiful photograph.
and isn't it the truth ..
there's no victory without loss and mourning.

piktor said...

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

— Lt.-Col. John McCrae

(Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote it in 1915, after he witnessed the death of his friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, the day before, May 2.)

Jo said...

Oh, yes, there really is no victory and no victor, is there?

Gorgeous photograph!

Are you managing to stay dry today? *sigh*

Dr.John said...

But there is victory. Very expensive victory in terms of life and suffering. But the world didn't end up living under Hitler.
We need to remember .