“With the slaughter of multitudes, we have grief and sorrow. Every victory is a funeral; when you win a war, you celebrate by mourning.”
(From A New Way of Thinking, A New Way of Being Experiencing the Tao Te Ching)
Perhaps it is for people like me that there are reports that Bin Laden was given the opportunity to surrender. Although I rejoice with those who have lost loved ones on 9/11 and in other ways directly or indirectly because of this man who may feel some sort of closure, I can’t bring myself to celebrate the death of any creature under heaven. (As someone once said, if women were in charge there would be no wars.) So it was curious that the above was the selection for the 122ndday of 2011 because like it or not the truth is that the lives lost today will be mourned. By someone.