“Arma, virumque, cano” – Virgil

After this bloody November,  I no longer sing in chirping tones about “arms and the man”.  My apologies to the poet Virgil, whose intricately structured poetry I dutifully studied in high school.  Today, I only hope we can wrap our arms solemnly about the dead, the critically injured, and those in the deepest throes of mourning, wherever they may be.  And I wonder if we’ll ever stop.

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