Captain’s Log 5,755
The Christmas truce of 1914 was so amazing. For two days, the Germans and the British (and some French) put down their arms and treated each other as real human beings. It can be done. Every Christmas, this story inspires me more than anything.
They exchanged chocolate and cigarettes. They shared secret brandy. And they played football. They rediscovered what it means to be connected. The horrors of war vanished for a short time.
What we can be when we think for ourselves
A folksinger named John McCutcheon wrote and performed the song shared below. I was fortunate to hear him perform it live when I lived in Minnesota. It was powerful then…..and even more powerful now. If I wish anything for all of us this year, I wish for us all to allow peace to happen. If that means doing peaceful things in your own way, do them. If it means being kind when it hard to find kindness, be kind. A peaceful mind is what creates peace.
Enjoy the song.