Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rallying Cry?

Nothing like a stirring speech to forge camaraderie, stiffen resolve.

"The game's afoot;
Follow your spirit: and upon this charge,
Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!"

Henry V.

We spend our time preparing for these moments. 

Who will be our leaders?
What will be their vision?

What will be our fate?

Humanity reveals itself in selfless acts of courage? 
Humanity reveals itself in bloody conflict?
Humanity reveals itself in blind ambition?
Humanity reveals itself in sordid bargains?
Humanity reveals itself in.....
Humanity reveals itself in.....

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead!"

Henry V.

We find meaning beyond base squabbling, we forget banal bickering...

Archers, knights, squires, kings moulded as one to overcome, to overcome.

Overcome with emotion.

We are lifted up in the moment of truth.

We are lifted up in the moment of connection.

What brings us together to act for all?

Do we ever act for all?

War? Horror? Crisis? Fear? Love? Hope?

What will be our cause?

What shall be our rallying cry ?

What stories will be told of us?

Are such tales survivors' lies?

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