The Journal of Leonard M Hawkes

152nd Anniversary of the Bear River Massacre 29 January 2015
02/04/2015 05:02 a.m.
I came up to Preston to commemorate the massacre. I contemplated taking off school to do this in the past, but of course I never did. Now that I'm retired. . . .

The day is warm and foggy. I'm suffering from a cold. . . I'm parked almost in the same place I parked to paint last week; it's always strangely nice to be inside one of my own paintings--a place of now some intimacy.

Driving up, I thought of other historical massacres (Romans over the Gauls and Britains, Germans over the Romans, The 30 Years War and the 80 Years War, World War's One and Two)and how as a result of them my blood and culture is "mixed." To commemorate is very "human" (perhaps divine), but equally true is the fact that God remolds the shattered aftermath of such a disaster and creates that which is even greater and better--his purposes will be fulfilled. Yes, and speaking "in faith," the metaphor carries over into our individual lives.
I am currently Thoughtfull
I am listening to My new grandson and his father

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