Monday, May 29, 2006
Odd Mix's Weekend Words Challenge: This week's words? Duty and Memorial. I did both in the one image.
I staged this photo to make a lot of points (because I just don't know when to stop at just one sometimes) That it's more than a bit sad a soldier should be buried on such a weekend - like salt in a wound. That all too soon a soldier's death becomes yesterday's news. That newspapers, in attempting to do justice to the memory of someone who served, still lose perspective and don't de-emphasize any of the rest of what is provided in the content of a weekend's paper - the shopping section must go on! And that while I did take some time later that afternoon to read the story and reflect for a minute - that in the course of a day, even I had to skim over it initially while gulping down my coffee, because I have a toddler who really needed to get outside and play.
And that soldier? She was someone's sweet toddler once too.
at 4:33 PM