Every once in a while I see some words that just stand out for me – they make me think; they cause a response; they just keep hanging in my mind.
These two statements arrived in my life on the same day and I wanted to share them with you, as they have become a part of my thoughts and contemplations.
I would like to know what you think about them?
Bumper Sticker (Military Hospital Parking Lot- Veteran tag on car):
No soldier who has been to war comes home unwounded.
And from Frances Mayes in her book Everyday in Tuscany, where she is talking about why she moved to North Carolina from San Francisco:
“Close calls with violence –they’re microcosms. We are well into the 21st Century and still resort to Barbarian wars. “
“When someone picks up the stick, someone else has less control over life. Post Traumatic Stress must be the most underestimated affliction on earth. How people go miraculously on after the Warsaw Ghetto, the streets of Baghdad, and other horrors, defies psychology.”
I would really like to know what you think about these ideas. Do you think they are true? Do you think PTSD is an epidemic? Do you think we will stop having wars? What do you think on these things?
Looking forward to your comments and additions to the discussion.