“There is no safety in a battleground”

Ken sent me this picture. He said, “I couldn’t help myself after seeing this photo. This 1862 photo shows soldiers next to a lone grave after the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Md. It was considered the ‘bloodiest day in U.S history.'”

“It reminds me of the Blue-Gray bird story of Helen’s. Hope you like it.”

What Ken is referring to is that Helen had a dream in which she was a blue-gray bird during the Civil War. This bird was roosting in the only tree left standing on a battlefield, leafless, broken, and tilting. But rather than fly away, which would be a bird’s natural response, this bird just leaned to one side to compensate for the leaning of the tree, and also told everyone he was blue when in fact he was gray. That way, whatever side won the war, he could say he was one of them.

The quote Ken has put in the bottom is the Course’s reference to Helen’s dream.

I thought it was amazing that Ken found a picture that so fit her dream (too bad there’s no bird in the tree!) and asked him if I could share it with all of you. Hope you like it!