I usually post a book review on Thursdays. I won’t be doing that, today, and instead I will post some photographs taken a couple of years back at Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, TN.
My time has been limited the past 14 months. I now have a bit more free time. My grandie girlie-girl started Kindergarten, yesterday. My grandie boy joy is now in day care. I will have some free time before picking my grandie girlie-girl up from school. That doesn’t mean that I will be posting more, it just means I will have some free time to catch up on my writing goals and on my photography goals. I haven’t had much time to do either over the past several months. I look forward to having the bit of free time.
It is very sobering to visit Civil War Battlefields, and think about how battles were fought back in that time period with extreme muster and intensity, and to think about all the lives that were lost. When I looked at the artifacts of time left over on the battlefields, I couldn’t help but ponder the physicality of war time. I couldn’t help but pray for those lives lost and for the lives impacted by such warring exertion, with limited resources.
Technology has changed immensely, since then, and our technical wartime advances don’t necessarily mean that fewer lives are impaired in some fashion. Unfortunately, that is not usually the case. It is sad, but true. Today, I choose to remember those lives lost, those lives injured, the families impacted, and those who fought so diligently and with such veracity, during the Civil War.
August 16, 2012 – 28 Av, 5772
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