Wednesday, 11 November 2009

11 - 11 - 11

On the 11th hour of the 11 day of the 11th month the WW 1 ended. At this time I always light my candle in its trench art candle stick. The picture unfortunately doesn't show the roses delicately engraved into the shell.
For a few minutes I sit and watch the candle and imagine the soldier in the trench as he created something beautiful from something ugly - and in those moments my heart and soul are lifted. This soldier gave me a gift, a reminder that even faced with death, faced with terror and bloodshed, he created something of beauty. Perhaps it was for a loved one back home that he was never able to gift personally, perhaps it was something to do that helped him escape the horror surrounding him? Whatever its purpose, it is reminder to me that when all we have at our disposal is something bad, we seek to change it, to morph it into something good - and that's the human spirit at its best.
God Bless & Remember.
TTFN xxxxxx


  1. What a lovely post, it really does make you stop and realise how lucky we are with all that we have, and some of those boys were so young it makes me go cold thinking about it.
    God bless

  2. Such a beautiful and thoughtful post!
    Rachel x

  3. What a beautiful tribute! Well said. Have a nice day. Twyla

  4. What a beautiful post. And how special that you have something so meaningful. May we never forget them

  5. hello, Fleur, thankyou so much for leaving me a comment and a link to this lovely tribute.It certainly makes you think doesnt it? Those poor men,my grandfathers included, went through such horrendous conditions but still found beauty in their hearts to produce something so lovely.Its a good reminder that no matter how bad things get,there has been far worse and people still managed to carry on and get through it.Thankyou xxx