I watch a nature show; and it shows an animal resembling a pigeon; and I say "aw, a pigeon" - and seconds later there is a pigeon on the chimney making those sounds. Apparently, I've never heard a pigeon make those sounds in the longest time I remember.
It just occurred to me that if I had been born in a much earlier time to an aristocratic family if my family had married me off early enough I would have been FUCKING THRILLED to go marry the son the of the enemy country to make peace.
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
"In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled." Daniel 10:2-3