Media reports reveal people expressing a variety of views ranging from the informative to the idiotic; music lyrics sing out beliefs touching all ideologies; houses of worship experience the ebb and flow of believers; and people's stories reveal hopes, dreams, fears and joys. I listen-I hear freedom.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day, a day to honor millions and millions and millions of people. Military people. People who served each other's survival while fighting for their country. Their battles for tangible gains-a beachhead, an island, a hilltop, a building-were ultimately for the great intangibles of liberty and freedom...for people they did not know in the United States of America or in foreign countries. It is a day to honor the military millions who have died.
Listen today, any day. You'll hear expressions of freedom every day. Tomorrow, pause and be quiet and still for a moment. Share with others why you did.
Memorial Day-one day, scores of millions deceased, one wish-freedom.
Thank you veterans and their families.
Listen to Life is a free ewsletter about learning and getting more from life by paying attention to our own stories and the stories of others, based on the presentations, writings, photography and workshops by Dion McInnis (www.dionmcinnis.com). Copyright 2010 Dion McInnis. All rights reserved.