Posted by: winslie | November 7, 2012

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Isobel's Creative Spaces

As November 11th approaches, Remembrance Day here in Canada, the ravages of wars past become prominent in our consciousness. This is not to say that the memories and realities of war (both past and present) are not in our thoughts throughout the year. It is only to say our consciousness is heightened by a national day of remembrance. Canada lost many, many citizens in the two world wars – 63,322 in WWI and 46,998 in WWII – more than any other modern battle in which we were involved which is probably why our thoughts primarily focus on those wars. At least, I know that mine do. As soon as I see a Remembrance Day poppy, a black and white film-strip moves through my mind, a collage of the thousands of images of world war battles I’ve seen over the years and collected in my memory.

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