The Peaceful Dove

Spring has sprung overnight in our neck of the woods. As someone said on Facebook…Isn’t this the weather that tried to kill us last week?’ New showerheads were in order for MJ and me. Mine had been broken and the holder glued back together with superglue for 5 or 6 times. I asked MJ if she did not want a new head as well since the plumber would take about 10 minutes to install it…and they are paid a minimum of 1 hour. He has installed 1 already in under 10 minutes…

I watched the Parliament of the European Union meet in an emergency session around 5:00 A:M: this morning. Ukraine President Zelensky met by video link to speak to the assembled. This is a man of great courage. He has not left Ukraine…although advised by our government to leave for his own safety. I pondered as President Zelensky spoke… that he was in imminent danger of being killed. Russia is bombing civilian targets and killing children and the elderly. They have surrounded Kyiv with a line of military tanks and trucks and support vehicles that is 6 miles long.

MJ and I were talking last evening and considering how extremely dangerous the war with Ukraine is for the world. We were not involved in World War I…until we were…we were not involved in World War II…until we were. War has a way of spreading. War has ancillary costs that are impossible to see in advance. Putin has already placed his military on high alert…and this includes his nuclear arsenal.

Peace is as elusive as a dove…and never more necessary than now. ‘For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle (dove) is heard in our land; Song of Solomon 2: 11-12. KJV

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