Anzac Day – Some thoughts

In TFC on April 24, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Not the usual banter and bluster.  That’s what you get when you’ve just been to the Dawn Service at the Shrine.

Anzac Day is like no other.  It is a day of extremes. Solemn, boozy, loud, quiet, connected, solitary.

Just like Australia.

To stand quietly among so many is a rare experience.  It is an opportunity.  It should be taken.

I reflected not only on the sacrifices of those who went away to fight, but also on those no longer in my life.  Remembrance is a bitter-sweet thing.  It is a necessary thing. Whether it’s Anzac Day, World AIDS Day or the anniversary of something shared with someone lost: it is good medicine.

And after the medicine, don’t wait until you need it again.  Find out about it.  Go into it.  Act upon it.


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