Today is Remembrance Day. It is a day where words like honour come to the forefront. A day we need because in honouring we remember things that day to day life, too often pushes to the background. Concepts like bravery, love of country, love for those who inhabit that country, family values, a desire for peace cannot be pushed aside until it suits us. And in remembering, we are inspired to be better, to do better.
My local shopping centre has had a beautiful display the last few weeks. It has been a reminder of those we lost and of the concepts they believed in. But more, it was a display to show us that whilst not all of us can fight, there are things we can do to keep the courage of those who fought for us, alive. The two photos here are beautiful. Firstly the dress is stunning but have a look at the poppies, all hand made with so much love that the beauty is enhanced. Looking at the past and honouring it, gives us the opportunity to learn, and it is that education that makes our future better.
There are quotes by famous people and quotes from less known but some of the best are too often anonymous. Have you ever wondered the how and why of this? I have but I can’t find an answer to satisfy me so I will put that research on hold and share a favourite. I could explain my choice but honestly, I don’t think there is a need. Most of us are good people who will do our part to keep those we love safe. We just all do differently.
I don’t know how old this is, but I believe it to be on-going despite wishing the opposite. All we can do is hope that time and knowledge will discover a cure.
Ignorance can be educated. Crazy can be medicated. But there is no cure for stupid.
Rosemary is for remembrance. I think this is a quote I would like to remember. Let me know what you think.