Revolution of Love

Can you find it in your heart to love somebody who isn’t like you

Someone so different, so distant, so unlike anybody you’ve ever known

Would you help a woman with her baby cross a busy street to catch a bus

Would it matter if she looked like you, talked like you

Is dignity so far removed from our vision, our hearts

That we no longer care, sometimes not even about our own, let alone a stranger

Would you let your son go to war to fight another son, to die for what cause

Or is there something we can do to prevent further distress, anguish, pain

A revolution of love, no less, love me, love you, love everybody

You are as big on the inside as the universe is on the outside

Dig deep, deep into your heart, no faith is required, in a god, but if it helps….

Just faith in humanity, love of all children and this world we made

These are only questions, you have the answer

For the young people who died in Norway and friends. A friend and photographer from Stavanger, Norway.

No longer haunted

Chat on way home

son: why did harry potter only resurrect himself after V killed him

mother: so he could go back and kill V

son: but why did he not bring back everyone else that had died

mother: what you mean everyone killed during the fight

son: no, his family, his mum and dad and uncles

mother: because it’s important to let go of the past sometimes

son: yeah s’pose so

Did JK Rowling exorcise her own demons in the writing of the series. Probably. She is Harry Potter after all.

She-roes – Elsie Inglis

“Dr. Elsie Inglis was at the head of the many British women who went out to Serbia before the great retreat, to combat typhoid and nurse the sick and wounded. She remained under the enemy for several months with her staff to attend the Serbian wounded, and after she returned to Britain organised the Kosovo Day celebration.

In September 1916 she took out a unit of seventy-five women of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals to Russia and Romania, to be attached to the Serbian volunteer unit then fighting in Dobrudja, and she returned when the revolution in Russia broke out, but not until she had secured the transfer of the Jugoslav divisions from Odessa to Salonica. Arrived in Newcastle, exhausted by the work she had done since the beginning of the war, she died on November 26, 1917.”

“…the most important Serbian celebrations in Great Britain took place, that of Kosovo Day (May and June 1916), when hundreds of lectures were given over the whole country on June 28, commemorating the day of Kosovo, in English and Scottish schools and churches.

This was followed by a solemn service at St. Paul’s (July 7, 1916), one of the most impressive ceremonies during the war, m memory of the old Serbian Kosovo heroes and in honor of the Serbian soldiers and British doctors and nurses fallen in Serbia in the war. ”  Ivan Ilic

Elsie Inglis (1864-1917)

Elsie Inglis was a Scots doctor and suffragist. She worked to set up the Scottish Women’s Hospitals.

She was born in Naini Tal, India, as her father worked in the Indian civil service. Her family later returned to Scotland and Elsie studied to become a doctor at the Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women that had been opened by Dr Sophia Jex-Blake.