I cannot remember the last time I was at a Remembrance Day ceremony. It must have been in Elementary School?
But today is the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. And that seems like something worth paying attention to.
Plus, we just moved to the east coast, and out here, this is a big deal.
So we went. And we communed. It was good. And it wasn’t. And now I remember why I don’t attend Remembrance Day ceremonies.
I’ve always been conflicted about this day. I still am. But in this time of rampant Us/Them mentality, I can’t help thinking that it’s important to shine a light on the absolute destruction and devastation this kind of thinking gets us. All of us. The human race “US”. Forget “THEM”. They do not exist. WE are all in this together.
We are one people and we have one planet. We need to find a way to take care of it and each other. We need to work together. All of us.
Love is the way. Love when we hurt. Love when we disagree. Love because we can and because it is the only way through.
How do we love? We listen. We try to understand. We care about others. We help. We think. We communicate. We look deeply into each other’s eyes. Sometimes we turn the other cheek. We mourn. We remember.
May you find love and peace.