A Day to Remember all those who Serve.

Via on May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

And what else is government, but our continuing attempt to realize an enlightened society?

It’s a sad day, a proud day, and after 50 years of wars we’re less than enthusiastic about, a troubled day.

But our soldiers have, in any and nearly every case, sacrificed more than any of us. Especially, perhaps, when we send them into harms’ way without clear purpose, their duty is the heaviest of weights.

May all we American citizens remember that what we guard and fight for and work in our own way to protect is freedom: not the cliché-fueled, hollow freedom that politicians shout about but rather: the freedoms outlined in our Bill of Rights: to assemble, to speak truth to power, to criticize without fear of retribution, to rule our government and not the other way around…

…to live lives of love and dignity.

Taken in Columbia Cemetery, 200 feet from my home:


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Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 

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