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November 11, Remembrance Day

November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day.

I'm taking today off from the blog. I have some thinking to do. After the recent elections I bet you do too.

It's Remembrance Day.

Do you know a veteran? The family of someone currently in the military? Is there something you can do for them? Shopping, babysitting, carpooling, gardening, snow shoveling (which happily we aren't dealing with just yet here)? You get the idea. If your life is self-absorbed, selfish, hectic, harried, striving, complacent, or merely content, today's a great day to make a change, not just for today…

…and I double-dog dare you to rewatch Breaker Morant. (Not about WWI, but you'll get the point.)

"It's a new kind of war George. It's a new war for a new century."

    • Trece
    • November 12, 2010
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    So many people have never heard of Breaker Morant – I cried so when I watched it. . .

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    For me “Breaker Morant” is one of the essential movies. If people haven’t seen it I hope they do watch it. If they have I hope they watch it again. Though I have to say that it is so disturbing to me that I need a recovery period after watching it. And that is another reason I think it is such an essential movie, it stays with you and has the power to change. I start to cry angry, frustrated tears just thinking about it now!

    And like a true piece of art it stands the test of time. That’s actually one of the saddest things about the movie, that we haven’t learned so many of its lessons.

    Spread the word. Urge more of your friends to watch it! There are so many amazing performances in it as well.

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    Lest we forget.

    The Ode

    “They shall grow not old,
    as we that are left grow old;Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.”

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