A Meditation In Ink: Meditation 11.26.18

A pen and ink doodle meditation in purple and pink plus a blurb about Civil War Battlefields.Dear Henry,

I live near two Civil War Battlefields -  Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove. I have done the standard tour of Pea Ridge when I moved in but have yet to see Prairie Grove. 

I may go to Prairie Grove this weekend, they are doing a battle recreation, the history of the reenactment should be interesting. 

I am not a fan of the battlefields, they make me sad.  I also struggle with the Civil War concept as well as the continued adherence to "the Confederacy" that occasionally takes place in the South.

After some research, I discovered that worldwide there are regularly held battle reenactments, and people have been recreating historical battles since before the Roman Empire.  Most commonly used as a "living history", they are also used to evaluate historical combat tactics and strategic plans.

They still make me sad.

xoxo a.d.


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