Relationships and Death

Ann over at For the Long Run has written a wonderful post this morning with food for thought for all of us. You will find Last Impressions a wonderful lesson

I also found Staying too long has another angle on the same topics.

I asked on Tuesday 8 May 2007 “How long would the smiles last?”, when we saw the wonderful pictures taken the day Devolution was restored to the Northern Ireland Assembly following the election of the four-party Executive of 12 ministers. All considered good news and reason for the smiles.

An item in Breaking today caught my eye. It proves my point that there is still an undercurrent of unrest going on. The article tells of a Bomb found on Belfast housing estate.

The crude but viable device was discovered at a British Telecom junction box on the Primrose Hill estate off Belfast’s Saintfield Road shortly before 6.30am today.
British army technical officers were called and removed a number of objects from the Ballylenaghan Heights site for examination.
Police said they had no details of who was responsible at this stage.
Primrose Hill is a new housing development in Carryduff.

Had the device gone off, how many more deaths and shattered relationships would we see around us? We have a long uphill journey ahead and we must keep listening to each other to find a way through.

6 thoughts on “Relationships and Death

  1. i agree; ann’s post was beautiful and sad. my own dad died three years ago and while we all (there were 10 of us) had tumultuous and problematic and difficult relationships with him, i also miss him more than i can say. he was a force of nature, and i’m sorry he’s gone.

  2. Laurie I really felt the need to share Ann’s post today. Glad you liked it.

  3. It was an incredible post – thanks for the tip. Substitute three years for a year and a half and I could have said every word Laurie did above. Strange world.As for NI – all we can really have is hope and I still believe there’s more of that than has been around there for a long time.

  4. But as I have realised lately, there will always be sub-working class shitheads who thrive on the venomous poison of hatred and sectarianism, purely because their DNA is still in the gene pool.The IRA lost any nobility (in the Che Guevara sense) when they began killing civilians who couldn’t shoot them back. The other crowds, well, they were never noble to begin with.

  5. Also in passing, to read the blog you’ll need to be invited … this is a measure I’ll explain later.If you have an email account, drop me a line at and I’ll drop you an invite.If you want, of course.

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