“I realized that even if all the people in the world from the day of creation found this to be necessary according to whatever theory, I knew that it was not necessary and that it was wrong. Therefore, my judgements must be based on what is right and necessary and not on what people say and do; I must judge not according to progress but according to my own heart.”
― Leo Tolstoy, A Confession
Scary world continues, day whatever. Threats and beheadings. I know these people and their methods are not here in our little village, but it horrifies me that we live in a world that this sort of brutality exists...and yesterday's violence with the poor hiker/tourist, has crossed the line from a people who were questing to understand these groups and were peripherally involved in this conflict, to a man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. These terrorists may not be in our backyard, but their actions shake my world, shake the ground I stand on tentatively. These skulls seem to give me something to act out with...though to what help, I have no idea.