My World Tuesday: Mississippi Monument, Gettysburg, PA
Last week I posted images of the Louisiana monument at Gettysburg Military Park. That monument fuses the horror of war in the person of a dead young soldier with the mythic, suggesting that the sacrifice of life in battle is a spiritual phenomenon that transcends this world and makes this world transcendent. People fight with their lives for what they feel is the quality of their lives. Cool.
The Mississippi monument just yards away does not go there. It is here and now capturing the rage of war. Of course, this fellow is about to bash somebody with a rifle butt (Me, because I'm standing in front of him?) to vindicate his fallen comrade. The monument stays in that moment. I walked away for it struck and stung by the nature of war and a warrior's nature.My World Tuesday