Was tagged by Delilah and by Santhoshini.
What does one say in five words about a war?
The most significant feature of this war of late, has been its distance: news is limited , there may be many columns of text in the newspapers and hours of reporting on television, but despite all of this, very little information. Nobody dies, nobody is hurt and nothing is damaged. I watch no television and my mind blanks out when trying to read the newspapers so this has been for me a rather surreal war. This leads to Berkeley's question : does something exist if it is not perceived? or in his words “To Be is to be Perceived” (“Esse est Percipi”).
The question is neatly summarised in Knox's limerick:
There was a young man who said "God
Must find it exceedingly odd
To think that the tree
Should continue to be
When there's no one about in the quad."
To which, was written an anonymous reply:
Your astonishment's odd;
I am always about in the quad.
And that's why this tree
Will continue to be,
Since observed by
So how does one feel about the ending of a war that, philosophically speaking, does not exist?
that it ended
for the unknown; what happens next?
for those who suffered
for a better tomorrow.
Oops forgot to tag someone in return.
I hereby tag someone who will really and truly appreciate the tag; PadaShow ha ha ha