“If men could learn from history—what lessons it might teach us! But Passion and Party blind our eyes, and the light which Experience gives is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind us!”—Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
WARNING: Please Read at Your Own Risk! The Topic(s) of Suicide, War, Death may paint too graphic a picture for some of us sensitive folks (like me). If these topics and word pictures could be an emotional trigger for You, please use your own discretion about reading any further.
What are we learning as Interdependent-Beautiful-Breathing-Fragile-Life in need of one another and in need of our home, this beautiful planet, Earth??
What I’ve learned as Fragile Life, Partner, Caregiver, Mother, Friend??
Read on If You care to find out;)
The so-called sick need help! The so-called healthy need help! WE ALL NEED HELP (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual) including Veterans!
All of us need Peace and no more war!:) We all need Wellness! and anger, war, fighting, conflict will not bring us there! All of us need Peace and no more war IF we wish to achieve Wellness and Longevity of Living!
Levi Derby, who hanged himself in his grandfather’s garage in Illinois on April 5, 2007 [...]was haunted, says his mother, Judy Caspar, by an Afghan child’s death. He had handed the girl a bottle of water, and when she came forward to take it, she stepped on a land mine.
When Derby returned home, he locked himself in a motel room for days. Caspar saw a vacant stare in her son’s eyes. A while later, Derby was called up for a tour of Iraq. He didn’t want to kill again. He went AWOL and finally agreed to a dishonorable discharge.
Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That’s a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as the number is, it may actually be higher. The figure, released by the Department of Veterans Affairs in February. Who wasn’t counted?…