Sunday, May 8, 2011

On This Date - A Moment in History...

On this date in 1945, it was publicly announced that the Second World War was officially over, and that VE(Victory in Europe) Day would commence.
How times have altered - Hitler conquered all of France in about six weeks, and from 1939 to 1942 was absolute master of Western Europe. And his 1000 year Reich disappeared in 12 years.
Two bombs vaporized in horrific finality the aims of the Japanese Empire.
And now, it is almost a decade after 9/11, with no concrete view yet available as an answer to the present world conflict - no boundaries or borders, no uniforms, no grand strategies, no territorial aims.
And yet our world is once again in danger; in conflict.
Above all this, our music, our paintings, our wondrous human gifts remain available to our consciousness and hopes.

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