It is Rememberance Day. I always think about my dad on this day. My dad was a WWII vet, but he would never particpate in the Rememberance Day things. He never wanted to talk about the war or any part of it. I'm sure he had his reasons, probably sad ones, but it wasn't something he would share.
There is so much to think about now, with the people that have been lost in all the wars and the folks who have been injured with scars on the inside and outside. And the families. I hate that we have had such violent conflicts. I feel so sad that such terrible things happened.
I guess that is what we are meant to do today. Just feel that feeling, so we don't do stupid wars again if we can help it. I don't pretend to think it is as simplistic as all that, but we should at least consider how serious it is, and dire the consequences, this activity that gambles lives for some supposed higher purpose. Just consider the loss. For a moment.
For me, in considering loss, there also comes the feeling of being thankful that I have the beautiful souls around me that are for the moment safe and sound. It ends up being a bit of an emotional day all around.
It is a holiday weekend, so there will be time for other ideas and thoughts that aren't as sad. I do think the sad thoughts are important though. They help put things in perspective and make sure we aren't sad about stupid things, only things that have real sadness. Like war, loss of loved ones, impossible recoveries from injuries. Severed families.
I love you guys. I feel blessed and happy as I let the sadness wash over me. If that makes any sense.