Today is May 4th
in my country it is Remembrance Day
for the victims of the Second World War
to commemorate our liberation day.
A day with an extra black border
now everything is bogged down
in ruthless warfare
so many years later
which creates additional commotion.
Memories are retrieved
and rearranged pro rata.
How much can a person have
how resilient can we be
now so many victims are being made
raked up the memories with so much care and pain.
All those generations still recovering from the trauma
after the war came to an end here in 1945.
Triggered by all the images and news reports
the sadness and pain on all those faces
the feelings of powerlessness too, just check.
It’s even more palpable today here in this small country,
where the after-effects can still be felt.
So many people who spontaneously lend a helping hand
offer to be willing to bear the pain again
to mitigate as much as possible.
war and trauma go hand in hand.
even though peace will come in due course.
the after-effects will follow for sure.
For everyone who has been involved
with warfare and for that went out
provide peacekeeping missions and support
in all war zones.
How can we best support each other?
offer each other an open hand and heart
to lean against each other
for some warmth and understanding in all areas.
We need each other to heal
to face everything.
Let’s face it,
you can forbid so much,
if we don’t want to go for it together
that will have an impact on our existence.
It will have its own fallout for everyone.
What it does to you and how you can process this.
Only from there can you restore the balance
in your own emotions and feelings as far as you can.
We are all connected
even though it may not feel that way right now.
by love and compassion we are bound
in our unity against all violence.
We have already shown as a nation how to demonstrate this
even though not everyone will show it that way
and there are still lessons to learn
that only if we go for it together
We never get over great losses;
we absorb them, and through processing change
we as human beings in different,
often friendlier people, as humanity.
If we think about it,
may we take comfort in this,
while the future may feel uncertain,
what will always be sure and essential is our love.
The love I have for myself.
The love I have for my family and friends.
The love I have for you
even though I may not know you personally.
It’s essential. Yes.
Love is the only essential ingredient
which our world cannot do without.
Not now, not anymore.
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