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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Battle & Reflection

Battle & Reflection

tommy & me

it is a strange little shadow box
with a mirror back,
found @ a rummage sale
& I in put little special stones,
one 82 cal lead slug
Florence Nightingale's quote,
"I think one's feelings are wasted in words,
they should all be distilled into actions
which bring results."
Not that I totally agree with that which was
the reason for the dinosaurs, 'gators,
rocks & the elephant gun slug
we bought in Chambersburg,PA
(& why I am a nurse blogger, not a war nurse)
Florence was a nurse in the Crimean War
which gives a layer of meaning to her quote.
She started forensic nursing then, lending
sensibility, order & science to abhorrent conditions.
In our daily battles,
 when dodging monsters,
sticks & stones,
we are grateful
& there is no doubt we are guided by
Guardians Angels
obvious after some time
 further reflections on the battle.


  1. I am, I think, a bit of an athiest. It is more than i cant understand. It is when I say I am a catholic, I feel silly. I do not feel elevated or anything.

    Yet i believe in guardian angels and the cool things about religion because they make me happy to believe.

    i try to help people, i do and i dislike aot of people who seek to harm others. i dont blame this on religion but myself because i encourage my feelings that are good and try to stay away from shadefreude and happiness in the misfortune of others.

  2. I love it! And I can see you in the reflection of the mirror. Perfect. A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

  3. Thanks for the comments! I never saw Tommy until I posted it. mary


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