<April 4/15> So.
"Bomb" goes off.
Innocent civilians (children included, of course)
Are slaughtered/injured/damaged/changed irrevocably
[[The “war” could perhaps have been predicted. Prevented.
Given greater human insights/wisdom/vision/efforts
The “war” really ought to have been avoided.
But, of course, tragically, it was not. :( ]]
Collateral damage continues to take hits on (all?) parties involved. The fallout continues.
Some “grow”/heal/change/have insights about the "war"
Some don’t seem to.
Somehow, the damage keeps on damaging.
(No statute of limitations on fallout, hmmmm?)
No one will ever be the same.
& life goes on...
p.s. so many kinds of war being waged on beautiful Planet Earth, hmmmm?
‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “It dawns on me that war is easy. Peace is harder. This sophisticated striving to build bridges is harder.” – Jane Fonda in her autobiography My Life So Far
“When the most important things in our life happen, we quite often do not know, at the moment, what is going on.” – C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), English writer
“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), English writer
“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish philosopher
“Perspective, I soon realized, was a fine commodity, but utterly useless when I was in the thick of things.” – Ingrid Bengis (b. 1944), American writer
“In his experience, great wounds sometimes healed, small sometimes festered. Any wound might heal on the skin side but keep on burrowing inward to a man’s core until it ate him up. The why of it, like much in life, offered little access to logic.” ~ The character Inman from the novel COLD MOUNTAIN, by Charles Frazier
“What’s important is not what’s gone, but what remains.” ~ from the film ‘Home’
** Gobs of great quotations in the ‘Quotation Central!’ section!