Wars and Rumors of Wars

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Friday rolls around again.   If this coming evening wasn’t the beginning of Shabbat, I wouldn’t know what day it is.  I observe the passage of time by Shabbats and doctor appointments.  The rest of the time it is mere days, and each day rolls seamlessly into the next.

How time creeps along for youth!  It was an æon between my 14th birthday and my 15 ½ when my state would let me have a learner’s permit.  It was another æon from then to my 16th birthday when I could upgrade that license to a minor’s license.  It was yet another æon until my 18th birthday when my license was an adult license, and I could drink 3.2% beer.

But now, seven decades, almost three quarters of a century later, the days go by like a car passing a picket fence. I want to yell “slow down!” to the fleeting of  days.  Each day is a day to be savored in my retirement.  Each day is a day of rest.

I have read the book.  I know what the increasing drumbeat of outraged voices in the world means.  The time of peace is over, and the time of strife is beginning.  And like every generation of youth from the beginning of time, the youth cannot see the storm clouds gather.  It is all grand marching music and promise to them. They have no time to compare their lives with history.  It is all new.

So, I sip my coffee, munch a couple of sugar cookies and watch the sun climb into the sky.  Today brings sufficient evil into my life.  I need not seek out more.  And with that thought, I finish the cookies and turn my thoughts to preparing for the Shabbat.

Good morning!

12 thoughts on “Wars and Rumors of Wars

    rwiegers1155 said:
    June 11, 2021 at 11:36 am

    “They have no time to compare their lives to history.”
    And, therein, lies the rub.
    Puir wee sods.

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      Rusty Armor responded:
      June 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm

      … well, I’ll not be here to say “I told you so!” …


    Boo said:
    June 11, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Good Morning Rusty my luv….
    I’ve noticed the fleet foot of time myself;
    Just yesterday he was but a babe,
    In 10 days time, he will be 21.
    Where has it all gone?

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    Dana Everhart said:
    June 11, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    evil always was and always will be…the rest is for us to deliver


    Rivergirl said:
    June 11, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    3.2 beer! Do they even make that anymore…?

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      Rusty Armor responded:
      June 11, 2021 at 5:01 pm

      I don’t know. The Army served it to enlisted men at the PX’s …
      But Colorado ended the 3.2% sales to 18-20 yr olds.
      Odd, when you think that so many of the Revolutionary War Generals and Admirals were in that age bracket, and to day, we can still send ’em off to die in some 4th world shithole. But don’t let ’em drink for godsake …

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