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11 November 2008 @ 10:04 am
In my country, this day is called Remembrance Day. People wear poppies. And they remember. I miss that. I tried to articulate what I feel is the difference, but erased my attempts. Armistice. Remembrance.

Today is also ethereal_lad's birthday, AND the birthday of his beautiful new book. Craig writes like a dream. Read this book:

You can find it here.

Also The Money Times, which I had never heard of before, reports that Obama was sighted carrying a book of Walcott's poems. A president who reads poetry? And comic books? I faint.
Melinda Danskymelindadansky on November 11th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
The hotel at WFC had poppies for "sale" (it was a donation to a charity of some kind). It's a great tradition.
marzipan pigmarzipan_pig on November 12th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
I happened to visit Canada on Veteran's Day one year, and stayed with a friend whose partner had been in the Canadian military. It was an interesting conversation; I hadn't realized selling paper poppies was what funded the Canadian VA.