Usually this blog is about health and fitness but today will be different. Today, is November 11th - Remembrance Day in Canada (in the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month . . .). In honour of those who have fallen in the wars and in celebration of the freedoms we enjoy, I am posting here a blog entry I wrote after I visited the WWI battlegrounds in Belgium during the summer of 2005.
Dear Faithful Readers
"If should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by the suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts of peace, under an English heaven."