Friday, May 30, 2014

Roadrunner caught in the act. Shelah doesn't seem to mind sharing her water.


Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Young Dead Soldiers

The Young Dead Soldiers

The young dead soldiers do not speak.
Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them?
They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts.
They say: We were young. We have died. Remember us.
They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done.
They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave.
They say: Our deaths are not ours; they are yours; they will mean what you make them.
They say: Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say; it is you who must say this.
They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us. 


 Archibald MacLeish

Thursday, May 22, 2014