Monday, May 25, 2020
It’s such a strange time. Maybe that’s fitting in a way. Memorial Day has always seemed like a rather confusing holiday. A day in memoriam of those who served my country — those who died in that service. Yet it’s also a celebration that has come to represent the unofficial kickoff of summer fun. Although people aren’t having much fun these days. Yes, “confusing.”
Despite all that, there’s one thing of which I am certain. Those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and wellbeing would not want us to be sorrowful today. That’s because they didn’t only fight for our life and liberty, but for our pursuit of happiness as well.
In the past several years things have changed so vastly from the world others sacrificed to preserve and defend. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it changed even more. As they say, what you resist persists. So, how do we restore normality, or shift to a new positive, when negative changes are constant? How do we resist those negatives without helping them persist?
You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something –build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete…
From the ashes of our confusion, sadness, and loss, may something new and wonderful be born. This is my hope and my wish for us all.
Whatever you’re feeling, celebratory, sad, or just confused, I wanted to send you greetings and a smile, from me — and all the passengers and crew of The Delta Pearl.
A note: You saw the strange flag in my image. The USA didn’t always have a standardized way of representing the number and shape of our stars and stripes. The one I chose was in use (although there was more than one being used) during the approximate time during which I imagine my fantasy, steampunk story.
Hugs on the wing!
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