Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the foggy, misty, sultry, sullen, solemn island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Monday Memorial Day morning, The Thirtieth Day of May, 2016, a rain out for the BBQ and beach we’re afraid, but one can always visit the John F. Kennedy Memorial on Ocean Street here in lovely Historic Hyannis. Taking the moment for some refection and reverence on this day set aside for men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Giving their lives in wars not of their making. Sometimes blindly fighting for the freedoms WE all enjoy today in a great country called America; a rich heroic history not to be forgotten. Give a Veteran a hug!
Like the small, lone white light spearing through the deep, dark, misting fog; a single distant light topping the royal blue “Iyannough” (Steamship Authority’s fast ferry to Nantucket), witnessed at dawn by a grateful reporter, one can be comforted that darkness is not the opposite of LIGHT, rather the absence of it…
“It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
John F. Kennedy
Have a great day all your wonderful Americans! Especially those in uniform, may your days be filled with more peace than its opposite, war, which, by last count, has taken, just in the 20th and early part of, again, this 21st Century, over 50 million soldier’s lives here on Earth. 200 million civilians went along with that startling figure, going down in the books as ‘collateral damage’.
War is hell.
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M