The Talisman

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Registered: 07-11-2003
The Talisman
Fri, 08-22-2003 - 7:19am
Lately I have been asked by more than a few people why I sign everything (letters, posts, etc) with 'Peace' since I am obviously not a 'peaceful person'. I' a fighter, a soldier, and a worrier. I always have been....and that's why I leave each meeting, of any kind, in 'Peace'.

To those of us who have only known war, who've never known a moment to consider a life without battle, that illusive thing that exists only in our deepest sleep, in our most cherished dreams, peace becomes a talisman. That word, so subtle, is the hope of a future, if not for ourselves, then for someone else. A future without pain. A future without strife. A future without confusion. We fight so that our children will know peace, even if we never do. We must believe that it is possible. ~Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time Series.

My fight is against ignorance. My children have it coming at them everyday. I am the soldier who fights since they are unable.



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Registered: 03-28-2003
Fri, 08-22-2003 - 8:56am
Gosh, Candes, that was beautiful!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 08-22-2003 - 9:03am
Absolutely beautiful.......and so true.