Few things focus, rivet, our attention like physical pain, emotional pain, financial pain …
I’ve been revisiting an old knee injury (a hockey collision 52 years ago). Mostly dormant, causes no grief, but sometimes something happens – twist it somehow and shooting pain/lockup occurs.
Walking hurts. Sitting causes it to seize up. Worst, is sleeping. Trying to. Each position shift poses logistical challenges of minimizing pain while reorganizing the rest of my limp carcass. I’ve found the recliner in the living room my best hope …
But really, is that pain? Suffering?
Today – anniversary of Treaty of Versailles, we remember and give gratitude to those who lost their lives, limbs, minds, youth and innocence – in all our nations’ wars.
What is my little pain compared to all that individual, personal, family and national pain compared to all that?
Whether we solute flags, crosses or a soldier today – we need to keep heads, even when our world leaders seem to be not keeping theirs. The pain to be spared through peace is incalculable.
You come home from work, close the door, pour a glass of wine and sit back to watch TV. Are you enjoying a peaceful evening or are you alone and lonely? This is a question we all have to ask ourselves, almost daily. You do not have to be alone, make the call, write the note, take the risk. A friend once told me, in a world of six billion people, there are three billion females, but once we get hooked on one, we are devastated when that one moves on. Anyway, the coffee pot is almost always on here, don't hesitate to give me a call, GB, Calgary, AB
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