“…night is here but the barbarians have not come.
And some people arrived from the borders,
And said that there are no longer any barbarians.

And note what shall become off us without any barbarians?
Those people were some kind of solution.”

Constantine Cavafy, Waiting for the Barbarians

2 thoughts on “Barbarians

  1. body{font-size:10pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{margin:0px;}Hi Ingrid,     When you mentioned barbarians, I had to email you this website….      it’s about a woman who in a previous life was a soldier and describes her agony with her previous life.  It’s very emotionally horrific.  It’s impact was more severe to me since my youngest daughter described her previous life as a Viking …killing without mercy every man, woman and child even with anger.  We come from such barbarian roots  and we have risen so much and we still need to rise more.  In the 1700s the Catholic church tortured so that they would confess and then they killed “non believers” (~1 million Spanish people were killed for religious reasons).  Today we have rendition where we torture people in other countries so that we are legally blameless.  I recently read an article that some 20 veterans commit suicide each day.  Let us pray that their souls comfort their minds and hearts so that they no longer feel guilt and shame.  Love you Ingrid,   Dan

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