SP at Secretly Skint blogged yesterday on Oradur-sur-Glane. My first comment on SP's post was "I first went to Oradur-sur-Glane over 10 years ago and it was probably one of the most emotionally difficult experiences I'd had. Subsequent visits have been less stressful but nevertheless have been an incredible reminder of man's inhumanity to man. I did quite a full post on it on Eagleton Notes back in 2008.". One of the things that I was reminded of was the image of a person in the recent Bosnia/Croatia conflict being crucified on their own door. That is a mental image which has never left me. How the British UN soldiers trying to keep some sort of order who found that must have felt I cannot begin to understand.
Bearing in mind that I read this not long after I'd got up in the morning I knew that it was going to affect my thoughts for the day and it did indeed.
This evening I revisited it and noticed that the last of many comments was by SP and was "It's a wonderful world, it's the people who spoil it.". How apposite.
I have led a very sheltered life in that I've never been involved in such conflict where man has tried to annihilate man and do it as cruelly as he possibly can.
Today I am truly thankful for that.