The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 26, 2022

It’s Saturday again and time for Linda to give us our prompt for SoCs, she says: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rest.” Use it any way you like. Enjoy!


As I sit here in my quiet kitchen, in my quiet house in a quiet road pondering what’s happening in Europe. I didn’t get much rest last night but at least I have my own roof over my head and there are no Russian tanks or bombs or troops out side my door. Unlike the people of Ukraine who have had no rest or quiet since Putin decided to invade.

I, like the rest of world hold my breath as we appear to be on the edge of war. Putin waited his moment, he waited until the China Winter Olympics were over to invade, his troops had been on “manoeuvres” on the Russian/Ukraine boarders.

It all came home to me the other day when our eldest son rang me, his first words were, “Hi Mum, I went to bed normally and woke up to war” I agreed with him this is a serious situation.

Personally I thought we had put the dogs of war to rest but in all honesty the ghosts of war never rest. They lie in wait for a mad, bad, evil, dictator and then they slip their leash. Sadly another, who we have known of for years finally crossed the line and crossed the boarders.

Hidden in basements, underground carpark and train stations with their children, dogs and cats, forced out of their homes…no rest for them. Quques of people walking and driving to cross the boarders of their home country no rest for them. Quques of men young and old and in-between waiting to sign up to defend their country. Many of these men have never seen or had any training for war many will holding a weapon for the first time. No rest to for them.

I cannot rest watching videos of the people of the Ukraine telling us their stories and asking why they have received no help or support, no troops from NATO or the U.S. coming to their aid. I do understand that any movement to assist the Ukraine will be the excuse Putin wants to declare war on the rest of us.

So many times throughout history this has happened not least in Europe but all over the world. ‘It only takes a few good men to do nothing for evil to prevail ‘ a slight miss quote on what Edmund Burke said but it is true.

I shall rest my case here and though I try not to mention political subjects but my conscience will not let me rest.

Badge by Shelley Krupa..

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dr. Rex
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 10:56:00

    TY for your words. I’m worlds away, not watching TV but following. I’m 71 years old … I’ve seen some of this before. I can’t rest either. 🙏🏽🇺🇦🙏🏽


  2. Dan Antion
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 11:14:12

    It’s hard to rest with this going on.


  3. Maggie
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 12:15:45

    It is a difficult and tragic situation and for peace loving people, so horrifying. We are all feeling the uneasiness and the volatility. Take care of yourself, Willow.


  4. JoAnna
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 13:48:58

    Thank you for this compassionate dose of reality.


  5. Gloria
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 14:07:48

    It’s so sad and very worrying Willow.


  6. jegoldie
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 15:11:17

    sigh ~ 😔


  7. Jemima Pett
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 15:34:06

    I’m glad I never fixed my tv, tbh. All through Covid and now this… it’s helped me to only get hourly radio bulletins and also social media updates. Oh, and my Guardian email 🙂 But at least that has good news in it too – part of their policy.
    Sleep safe.


  8. rugby843
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 17:28:07

    I agree but it is true there are constant wars even if they aren’t concerning the super powers. Yesterday I saw a news report saying we were sending 7000 troops to help NATO troops? You never really know what’s going on

    Sent from my iPhone



  9. J-Dub
    Feb 26, 2022 @ 22:21:07

    So very troubling to say the least. Thank you for posting your thoughts here today. Mine are still rumbling around in my brain scaring the heck out of me.


  10. Lauren
    Feb 27, 2022 @ 05:39:17

    It’s so very sad. I do my best to not watch the news and just read some highlight info. It’s frightening to say the least.


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