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100 Years

November 11, 2018 Leave a comment

100 years since the signing of the Armistice.

100 years of silence and bells.

100 years since the end of World War 1.

The years that made our world what it is. The years that changed so much, that shaped so much. How to approach such a day?

With solemnity. With gratitude. With honoring. With remembering.

To the Warrior and Military Dead who sacrificed all they had to give.

To the Warriors and Military personnel who gave all they had to give.

To the families who never saw their loved ones again.

To the families that did.

To the lands that still bear countless scars of trenches and powder, artillery and countless bullets and the blood of all the Dead.

100 years and so many lives have passed that a great forgetting is coming over the nations.

We honor in remembering. In remembering the Dead live.

78. Cattle die, | and kinsmen die,
And so one dies one’s self;
One thing now | that never dies,
The fame of a dead man’s deeds.

Havamol, translated by Henry Adam Bellows

Some resources:

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: Blueprint for Armgageddon

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI

BBC Four: The First World War

BBC 26 Part Documentary on World War 1

A Prayer to Odin: On Sacrifice

June 7, 2013 2 comments

Let me remember nothing is without sacrifice

For Wisdom, an Eye

For Runes, a Life

 

Let me be mindful that Wyrd guides me

For action, a consequence

For work, a result

 

Let me remember that Gebo exists between all things

For gift, a gift

For sacrifice, a change

Sigyn Project: Day 5

February 5, 2013 Leave a comment

When weariness takes it toll

Whether from work or home or life

May I remember You

 

When the child is angry

With feet firmly planted

May I remember You

 

When everything seems to fail

Wherever I turn my head

May I remember You

 

When life is bright and happy

Where pain and loss are gone

May I remember You

 

When my spouse makes me smile

With struggle or with ease

May I remember You

 

May I remember You

How You keep Your watch

How You care for all Your Children

How You love and love

 

May I always remember You

May I Remember

October 9, 2012 Leave a comment

May I remember

That You faced cold and starvation

In bitterest of winters

May I remember

That You laid your children

In straw and shelves

May I remember

That You scraped and stretched

So none went hungry

May I remember

That I am never alone

In despair or joy

May I remember

That You have faced strange roads

and hard times

May I remember

That You are beside me

and in me

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