Originally uploaded by ctb57.
Wow, it's been way-y-y-y-y-y-y too long since I've last posted. Way too long. Funny how things get. We get busy, we get involved in other things, we get a life and time just seems to pass on by.

I've just not been writing much at all lately, and I'm not really sure why. Call it writer's block, call it being uber busy, call it an interest in photography. However, now that the days are shorter, I don't have the time for photography after work that I did have, so maybe there'll be a shift back to more writing.

Who knows?

I talked with my sister last night. Tomorrow we will be burying our mom's sister. She was the oldest of the family and has failed health-wise since mom's death in 2003. Mom was the baby of the family and the 1st to die, and the siblings all took it rather hard. Her passing is for the best, but she will be missed.

Back to my sister. She told me last night that her pastor's youngest son was killed in Iraq last week. He was part of our hometown's Guard unit and was killed when his Humvee ran over a mine. He would have been 20 on the 27th of this month - three days before my niece. She's taking it pretty hard. They grew up together, and she's away at school and very few of her friends understand this loss. I've noticed the same thing here at my uni. The kids are so disconnected from the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq. Part of it is their age and a part is the role the media plays. How can there be a war or wars going on if we see no bodies coming home in bags or flag-draped coffins? I know how the holidays are when loved ones are taken from us during those times. No time is ever good, but it is harder during special times. Imagine ...

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

-- John Lennon



Blogger taliendo said...

It's great to see you back here Cher -- sorry to hear about your recent losses though.

It's kind of funny, in my experience with university kids around Ohio State (and those recently graduated) it was those people, and often only those people, who seemed to care about the war at all. It's half frightening/half just discouraging to see people living their daily lives without thought as to what's going on in the world.

Hope your 'newfound' life keeps on truckin'!


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