Sunday, February 19, 2006

And Now Sisters

Ken Camp snapped a shot of the "Three Brothers" war memorial while on a recent trip to Washington D.C. Ken posted his image here with only a few words, "This statue made me wonder how we'll see our sisters honored in the present."

His words have rolled around my head for a couple of weeks now, and I wonder, too, how we'll honor the sisters now taken to war alongside their brothers. When I found this image of the same statue, other aspects of the memorial seemed to speak of a harsh reality, an unglorious grit to a nasty piece of work. And I want the war to be over. I want the fighting to end. I want us to get with the building of memorials and the work of trying again to remember not to do this anymore.


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