Sunday, November 11, 2007

Remembrance Sunday

It is Remembrance Sunday today. This year it also falls on the 11th day of the 11th month - a day I can't forget for more personal reasons. When the two minutes silence comes I shall not be thinking of the ceasing of the gunfire but the ending of life - and how endlessly cruel this is.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Ann Darnton said...

Clare, I'm sorry about your brother. Today has always been a difficult one in our family as well. My father was one of very few men who came back from his unit after four years as a Far East POW and yet it is also my birthday and he was told when he came home that he would never be able to have a child. Dad died ten years ago, but I still don't quite know how to handle today.

Sun Nov 11, 06:04:00 pm  
Anonymous Clare said...

Oh, that's so poignant, Ann! I think Remembrance Sunday should be for us to remember all those we loved.

Sun Nov 11, 08:31:00 pm  
Anonymous crimeficreader said...

Remembrance day for all those we have lost, Clare. A part of each day, whatever the date also brings remembrance. How can we possibly forget those we've lost who've had such an impact on our lives?

Sorry it's been such a hard day for you.

Thinking of you,
CFR

Sun Nov 11, 08:31:00 pm  
Anonymous crimeficreader said...

A crossed comment with similar thought...

Sun Nov 11, 08:32:00 pm  
Anonymous Clare said...

Ha - great minds and all that, CFR! Thanks CFR...

Sun Nov 11, 08:37:00 pm  
Anonymous marly said...

Has that sad day come around again so soon? How quickly we whirl around the sun...

Mon Nov 12, 04:44:00 pm  
Anonymous Clare said...

Yes, Marly - it seems to spin faster with each passing year.

Mon Nov 12, 10:34:00 pm  

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