As Poppies Blow

I’ve been sitting looking at this screen for a while trying to figure out what I want to say. Words don’t seem to be difficult to find on Remembrance Day; radio and television is positively choked with media personalities and guests expressing their thoughts and their feelings about November 11th and what it means to them. There are posters and pictures and placards proclaiming the spirit of remembrance. But, I wonder how much of it is true to the spirit of remembering the sacrifices made by those brave enough to support a just cause at the expense of their life. I wonder if we’re just going through the motions, and, if we are, if we’ll be honouring greater and greater numbers of dead because the lessons learned by their sacrifice will escape us.

Oh, and I lost my poppy.
Read more