Silent Sunday – Veterans Day

graveyard Honen-in

We were fighting for our loved ones at home, for freedom and all that we believed in. I’ve known many a soldier to privately wonder, although I’ve never heard one ask, “what does the enemy believe in?”

~reminiscence of an unknown soldier

we also serve – photo from Pixabay

“We also serve who stay at home and wait with busy hands and lonely hearts.” ~Faye VAQ 129 Wives Club

This post inspired by Marsha’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Til next time remember ~All gave some, and some gave all ~JP

Sunday Sage – The Touch of a Hand

tiny yellow violas in an old weathered hand (yep it’s mine)

For Writer’s Quote Wednesday #42, my favorite quote about the sense of touch:

“There’s power in the touch of another person’s hand. We acknowledge it in little ways, all the time. There’s a reason human beings shake hands, hold hands, slap hands, bump hands.

“It comes from our very earliest memories, when we all come into the world blinded by light and color, deafened by riotous sound, flailing in a suddenly cavernous space without any way of orienting ourselves, shuddering with cold, emptied with hunger, and justifiably frightened and confused. And what changes that first horror, that original state of terror?

“The touch of another person’s hands.

“Hands that wrap us in warmth, that hold us close. Hands that guide us to shelter, to comfort, to food. Hands that hold and touch and reassure us through our very first crisis, and guide us into our very first shelter from pain. The first thing we ever learn is that the touch of someone else’s hand can ease pain and make things better.

“That’s power. That’s power so fundamental that most people never even realize it exists.”

Jim Butcher – Skin Game

Til next time ~Stay calm and read urban fantasy ~JP

Some Farcical Aquatic Ceremony

Lady in the Pond – Ohio Renaissance Faire

Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.” ~Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Iron Throne – Ohio Renaissance Faire

The Iron Throne will go to the man with the strength to seize it.” ~ R.R. Martin

This post inspired by Marsha’s PPAC #66

Til next time ~Take time to watch the leaves turn ~JP