The meaning of the word antebellum is prior to war and most of my city was built on that foundation.
Prior to the American War and remained untouched.
There is beauty in war.
The beauty in which two parties get up and fight for what they believe is right.
There is beauty after a war because both sides now changed forever, learn not only about how precious life is ( or at least I hope they do) but they learn that during war no one wins.
There are more loses than gains and both sides most of the time jaded and cynical continue walking the earth broken and wounded.
Which now takes me to one of the most beautiful words that I've heard... Antebellum.
Because to me it's pure, simple, lyrical and literal like its Latin root.
Prior to war, to chaos, to confusion, to destruction.
And if we as human tried to live life in a "constant state" of antebellum maybe we too can remain untouched.
Because after all it is no surprise that Savannah remained untouched during the American Civil War.
Lady Savannah was charming, open, inviting and hospitable.
To this day and after a war that changed the course of our history Savannah remains unblemished.
I want to think after all the wars I have endured like the lady that welcomed me home almost twenty years ago... I remain.
Like the word Antebellum I want to remain pure,simple, lyrical and always literal like its Latin root.
Happy Monday Peeps.