Blue above yellow
sky and harvest
(originally posted on LinkedIn, lightly revised)
I get your silence, eternal country.
It is not just about losing city after city, and region.
It is not about the utterly negative political traditions of the lying plague, the false bragging pride amidst decay, and the sour disdain against real prosperity for all.
It is about the quiet farmer, growing bountiful harvests in cycles consistently across time, building generations and cities, and rebuilding identity and history from destruction.
It is about the stolid warrior, wise from loss and overwhelming odds, knowing when to pull back and consolidate, where to strike smartly and conclusively.
Thus the world in its diversity will likewise learn.