At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month….. It is a sad thing to note; it seems that when humanity is at its lowest ebb, the most noble characters come to the fore. We can moralise until the end of days but, where there is greed, anger, pride or hatred; there you will find a catalyst for conflict. As we hurtle through this universe we all have to admit to participating in a conflict of one sort of another – whether on a battlefield, in a boardroom or at home – there is no one guiltless. Since time immemorial, we’ve always had war and we always will.
It has just gone 11am here in Auckland. Instead of a frivolous poke at an artist – let us, for a few moments, pay our respects to those who were, and continue to be, prepared to lay down their lives (in ALL areas of conflict), those who made the highest sacrifice and those who came back to try to deal with what is left.