During our week away we cycled and drove out through Aldringham several times.

Every time this field of poppies took our breath away.

Ideally we should have been in the pub car park with the sun behind us to capture the best of the red carpet laid out before us.

The human mind being such an incredible thing chimes out two thoughts within a nano second.

  1. We will remember them. Poppies will always remind me of those who gave their lives in the “Great War”. The pointless loss of human life on the field across France and Belgium as working class men toiled under the leadership of upper class twits stinks to those of us who have been out to explore the trenches and wander through the Commonwealth War Garves.
  2. Akeldama/The Field of Blood – The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day Matthew 27:6-8

In one instance the common man was brought as fodder to a senseless war machine, and hundreds of thousands would die during trench warefare.

In the latter on divine man was brought as a willing sacrifice to shed his blood for all those who could not save themselves. One life laid down so that many might go free, and share an eternal kingdom.

I love these roadside surprises that bring such an arresting perspective on life in the fast lane. As we watched tow people were in the field taking photos with a real camera.

What an image to contemplate, and opportunity to soak up “The Big Picture”,

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