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On this day, we give thanks

Thu Nov 12 01:00:00 2009

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I have most of a perl entry written. But I'm not showing it yet.

Today, I wish to show you my favourite haiku.

Summer grass
Of stalwart warriors splendid dreams
The aftermath

All wars are terrible. Some wars are unavoidable.

These crazy people gave us the chance to find out what our future is. And for that, I salute them.

These crazy people gave up their chance to find out what their future could have been to give us ours. And for that, I salute them.

My grandfather gave up his chance for a sane future, and spent the rest of his life surviving but remembering. And for that, I salute him.

We are the children and the grandchildren and the great grandchildren of war, two terrible wars in the last century. And yet civilisation and humanity has continued, for better of for worse, because of them.

And for that, I salute them.

-- mst, out