I have not taken part in Five Minute Friday for a while. Normally I only post twice each week. But due to recent happenings I felt to post again today. Joining with Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday and the inspiration BLOOM.
There is a field in Turkey blooming with poppies. Gallipoli. Where thousands of Australian men lost their lives in World War I.
As I woke today, I learned Australians flying in a plane across Ukrainian airspace lost their lives. A couple flying home from a holiday in Europe. A twenty-seven year old student. Their lives to bloom no more.
Sadness. Shock. Disappointment. What can I do?
Like the poppies swaying in the wind along the Gallipoli beach, I must bloom. Terror will not win. Fear will not overcome. I will bloom. For those whose lives have been senselessly snuffed out. I will bloom.
We will remember. We will bloom.