Sunday, July 01, 2007

In Memory: The Dead of the Somme, and All Wars

Today is Sunday, 1 July 2007.

On this day in 1916, the British attack the Germans in WW 1 at the Battle of the Somme. Other than mass extermination, nothing is accomplished.

On this day in 1863, begins the Battle of Gettysburg.

On this day in 1925, composer Eric Satie dies. I know the following is a rerun on this site, but ... the beauty of "Gymnopedie, #1" is inexhaustible, and this version, with ducks ... priceless.

In this world of horror, this is truly a note of grace:


Anonymous oliver twist said...

I want some more mournful oatmeal, please.

12:00 PM  

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