Wednesday, August 22, 2007

the sea and the war



I am back, finally.

Thank you everyone for all your kind words about Sky. I'm feeling a lot better now. The house feels a lot emptier and it's really strange to get home when nothing's expecting you...but, at least, no one is suffering or spending their last days. Those few days before the dog was taken to the Vet were terrible, just antecipating a death that was certain. Really morbid and creepy.


The pictures are from a day spent at the seaside this week. The sun was very warm but it was extremely windy, as it usually is in the northern coast of the country. The people on the beach were either inside some little beach huts or ...insane.
Today I heard Mr. Bush said something about them fighting in Iraq "to win" the war. I wonder if he thinks the war is a football match. I wonder if he hasn't realized already that he has already lost it, a long, long time ago. He has lead several hundreds of american soldiers to death in a stupid war, he invaded a country against the United Nations approval claiming something that never existed, he disrupted the lives of millions of people involved in this ridiculous, criminal war...I wake up everyday with the news of more bomb explosions "killed 50 people, 100 people, 250 people"...every day! I don't have the solution for this terror, but when someone says they're fighting to win the war, it makes me want to cry in despair. No one wins wars.

11 comments:

Farfallina - Roam 2 Rome said...

The sea inspires peace and tranquility! as your pet now has, and as I hope the people of Iraq would have one day...

Bush is in La-la land :( He refuses to read the media to "stay focused" so he's totaly out of touch with reality and no one wins here...

Unfortunately, my brother was sent to the middle east for logistics of the Iraq war twice and he was more than NOT HAPPY, but very upset. The morale in the military sunk... Just sad, sad, and unreal!

Hmmmm....

I think I'll take another look at the sea and hope for peace :)

Jen said...

sorry to hear about your dog Sky...
what a wonderful name..I have heard and can understand how hard it can be when a pet dies...they become part of the family and a source of so much love...

Mr. Bush is unbelievable...
the war is unbelievable...
right from the beginning and now to have continued deaths and destruction...
winning? winning??? winning!!??

meanwhile the money, energies that could go to so many other things that could cause more good leading to good...

terrible consequence to all for the stupidity and greed of some, huh....

have you heard of the movie, Sicko by Michael Moore ...after I saw it, I was soo ready to move...to live and be part of somewhere that was closer to what I want for myself, my children, and everyone...and thinking of Bush and this blunder brings it up again...can it be different in my lifetime or my children's ...wait, I think...or make a move: )

Niall said...

Have I ever told you I dream most nights of the sea?..well I do..perhaps living where I do (the dead centre of England)I rarely get out to the coast.But I feel the pull of the sea in me sometimes (at least I think I do..could be trapped wind though)..

I hate war..I hate dictators..I hate the fools who keep the soldiers there to prove that it's not another Vietnam.I pitty the children growing up in such horror.When will the stupid human race stop killing itself?

Stephanie said...

It's weird, how a president is elected (twice) and most everyone I know voted, and none for him. Dumb as a brick and wants to be the boss of everything. It makes one wonder where it goes wrong (though you know, really) and what else you're supposed to do about it (the more difficult problem.) Anyway, it's often so embarrassing to be American.

Sorry again about your doggie. Hope you find another furry friend when you're ready.

Ps said...

Beautiful photo.
You are so right--"noone wins the war"

Ps said...

I know nobody can replace sky..The only consolation like you said is that he isnt suffering anymore.

Adi Crazy said...

Sometimes I think of calmness, and of peace when I think of a sea. But sea gives me an uneasiness too...a lingering fear which has no reason...

I landed to your blog through some link and have bookmarked it now. Hope to see more from you. Blog on..
:)

Anonymous said...

my husband says that he thinks that the president is trying to finish what his father couldn't do when he was president. I think that he is caught up in the idea of making a name for himself. He just doesn't know the name that people are really giving him..


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Cathy said...

I share your frustration with the Iraq war: it is too much to bear.

History will judge Bush and his government, but this is small consolation for those who have died or had their lives destroyed.

My thoughts are with you (I am glad to hear that things are getting a bit better).
xo

Devil Mood said...

Farfallina: How terrible it must be to be sent to such dangerous and unstable places. I hope your brother is safe and sound. Hopefully our peaceful thoughts will reach all of those people.

Jen: It must be even more revolting living and being governed by that government's politics, so I completely understand. I've heard of that film and I watched other Michael Moore's films and they upset me to the core. Obviously they were his vision, but there's still some veracity in it. Better times will come soon, hopefully.

Niall: Yes, you've said you dream of the sea. I live closer and can see it from my bedroom, but I rarely go to the coast. I like being there but somehow I don't feel that 'pull'.

Stephanie: I think you did what you had to do, so there's no need to feel embarrassed. But it really must be frustrating seing that happen around you and not understand how it is possible. Even I feel frustrated...

PS: Thanks. I thought that was a good catchphrase. And I know you understand.

Adi: Thanks for dropping by. I think there is a reason to be a little afraid of the sea, after all it is a powerful force of nature, which we shouldn't take lightly ;)

Day: I think you both have a good point. Are all these leaders simply too self-centered, I wonder?

Cathy: Sometimes History is not enough, especially when I observe that people really don't learn from their previous mistakes!

holy chaos said...

Our family is ready to move to Canada!

My son told me yesterday"what a bad time that I birthed babies in"

mad me think...

i don't know... I think the next generation is smarter than the previous one.

I am so sorry about your precious pet. I love the name,Sky,too

xoxo