War and … peace?

<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. :(   ]]



Decades pass.


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

Spare quotes:

“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!