Listening to every heart
Yes, Noah...I do understand your feelings.
While I may never understand the need for some men to fight, argue, or go to war "just because"...[for you see, I hate argument of any kind....]
Still, I honor all of the men and women who have and currently do support the need for a Nation...a need for Right and Dignity; the Promise of a Nation that needs to be react as a United Nation.
I was born in the wrong time, Noah. There are days that I would gladly go out in long skirt and heavy blouse and take control of what belongs to me. I am a strong yet diluted mixture of what is right, and what is so wrong with our lives today.
And I keep trying to find a strength within myself that seems weakened by complacency. Sometimes, and because I am who I am,, I blame myself for that very feeling.
I could blame others, but lately I blame myself more and more for not reacting more strongly against a willful mother and complacent father. While I reach more towards the father's side of "live and let live", sometimes I think that if my mother had searched her soul and raised her voice, hers would have been one to be reckoned with.
I am probably talking out of school here, but it is just that...what we don't know about our parents is even MORE important than what we think we know about them.
So if you are ever in doubt about what your parents once dreamed? Lived for? Idealized? If you are NOT sure, then I say, ASK NOW before it is much too late.
But for whatever reason the men and women serve, Noah...there are far and better ways to gain a "college education". Yes, I admit, that could be a guiding factor. But in the end?
They are Brothers and Sisters of a type that most of us, the BREACH of us, will never know. I, for one, believe that ALL men and women change over time, and say in a moment, "this was the wrong thing to do"...and yet, they SERVED the country that holds them.
It IS a conundrum, yes. But if I had a choice and from what I know of my several years and limited travel?
I don't yet know that I would pick a different country to live in...oh yes, there could be a different one, but for now? I won't turn my back on the Lady and her Light.
Thank you for your comments. I agree with you a lot of the time...and I disagree, too...when I truly feel that there is a reason far and away from what we really know, as to what needs to be done to bring consideration to all beings. Not that they want it, mind you, but there again, goes the circle in dust.
For some reason, everyone thinks they are equal to the trying part of life.
Please, Someone bless everyone.