Daily Handbasket: Memorial Day Edition, 28-29 May 17


(Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery, 2011)


War isn’t just about bravery and courage and jingoism and patriotism. It’s also fundamentally about grief. And the people that go and do the fighting and the dying are never the people who actually benefit from the fighting and the dying. –Russell Crowe


When I was looking for quotes for Memorial Day, I never imagined I’d use one from Russell Crowe, who is known more for playing a brave guy in films, and for that awkward cell phone incident. But it’s appropriate because Memorial Day is a time to be grateful as hell for the people who gave their lives–willingly and, yes, unwillingly–so the rest of us could continue to live in peace, or at least pursue it. I’m humbled.


See you Tuesday.


May 27th Words
Journal:  125 words
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Blogging: 146 words
Exercise: 20 minutes treadmill, lots of cleaning











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