Here is Canada
yesterday was Remembrance Day
a day we remembered those who fought
in the wars of our past
for our freedom and others.....
a horrible thing
where no ones wins...
This is also the time of year that my husband and I
watch Band of Brothers
a WWII mini series that fictionalizes
the history of Easy Company...
The events portrayed are based on research
and recorded interviews with actual Easy Company veterans.
War movies or shows
are not really my thing...
my sensitive heart has a hard time watching
But this mini series is different
I think it is because of the actual real men
that are interviewed throughout
it makes it that much more personal
and so much more awakening.
Last night we watched an episode
in which the war is now coming to and end
Easy Company has entered Germany
and Hitler is about to be reported dead.
In this episode the young men of Easy come face to face
with the horrors of the death camps,
as they come across one while scouting
This episode holds some very powerful moments
as you can well imagine...
What I was reflecting on this morning
was how when the men found the camp
and all the emancipated prisoners,
their first instinct, in the shock they were in.
was to feed the prisoners
and feed them quickly...
they opened the gates and brought in
what ever food they could find in the near by village
of course, thinking this was for the best...
When the "higher ups" came to access the situation
Easy Company was told to get the men
back in the gates and cease feeding them.
This was a hard truth to take.
As the "specialist" relayed to them
the prisoners were starving
and their bodies very deteriorated...
by feeding them this way
the men would eat themselves to death...
Also the men needed to be contained
so they could be medically treated
and tended to in a safe continued environment
before being transported.
To have to tell the former prisoners this truth
was absolutely excruciating for the solider
who translated this news to the men...
it is a powerful scene.
It made me think about how we,
in our lives,
see something we want
or awaken a desire in our hearts
and how in our society
we are taught
to take from it right away...
that we are entitled to
Seeing those men reminded me about how we are
starving and vulnerable
and though we see what it is we want
it takes time to get there
we must be kind and gentle to ourselves
we must go through different stages
to get ourselves ready
that the instant gratification
can be more dangerous
than beneficial for us
Society doesn't teach us to wait
we are not taught to be still
we are taught to be productive...
we are taught to do.
Take time my lovelies
to enjoy the voice of nature
to enjoy the peace of stillness
feed your soul
take your time
many have died
so you can have this choice...
Love and Light