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September 11, 2012

War and Remembrance

For those who died in the Twin Towers:

Life is always too short, and there is never enough of the things we want from it. But it is always so worth the living, and always worth the celebration. And so, tomorrow night, I will borrow a scene from my favorite novel. When the moonlight hits the balcony on my patio, there will be two glasses of Sangiovese, full to the brim, placed on the edge.

And they will remain there all night. Sweet dreams, bellisima.

Di giorno ti penso...di notte ti sogno.

And those who responded:

... the thing I understand, though I didn't know Wash, is that he was there when it counted. It was important to him to be there. Whatever he thought in the still hours of the night when the stars slip out one by one to stand watch with lonely men half a world away, he wasn't a child or a fool or, as those links I didn't click on stridently averred, someone who died for George Bush. He was a man, a warrior, someone who took pride in what he did. Someone who, even though he joined the Marines to fight, did his job well and without complaint.

These stories shall the good man teach his son;
And that day shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But they in it shall be remember'd;


Posted by Cassandra at September 11, 2012 07:42 AM

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Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam;
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Posted by: spd rdr at September 11, 2012 12:51 PM


Posted by: Cassandra at September 11, 2012 01:45 PM

Posted by: bthun at September 11, 2012 06:16 PM

You gentlemen are the best :)

Posted by: Pachysandra at September 11, 2012 06:34 PM