A long time ago, Cain killed Abel. It is historical fact. It is the stuff of legend. If you are not familiar with the story, look it up for yourself. By the way, Cain and Abel were brothers: the first brothers. Accordingly, brothers and sisters have been fighting ever since.
They say that time heals all wounds. I believe that is true. For some, wounds may be healed because we tend them well, but a scar can still remain. For others, the wound festers, and time’s healing comes from time being no more for the one wounded. Regardless, the wound passes, as do we.
Hat number 7 of 27, save one, is really not a hat, but more a form of headgear. This reminder of mankind being unkind to one another is called a hachimaki. It is similar to scarves worn by Japanese pilots seen when my daughter and I were recently watching a movie about the attack on Pearl Harbor. This hachimaki was a gift from a friend, a friend descended from former foes, and it is a beautiful thing. [read more…]