Today was Anzac Day, Australia’s (and New Zealand’s) most solemn day of remembrance. Normally it’s marked by massed gatherings of people at ceremonies held in pre-dawn light in all cities and towns. But it couldn’t happen this year, because of COVID-19 restrictions. Instead there was a movement for people to play The Last Post on any instrument they had, in their driveways, on balconies, out windows, wherever they were at home.
It was also kind of weird and surreal because normally Anzac Day has a big and obvious build up, but this year news was dominated by COVID stuff instead, so Anzac Day kind of crept up until suddenly yesterday we found ourselves thinking, “Wait a second, tomorrow is Anzac Day! Where did that come from??” All in all, it was a very strange version of the day.
Today I went through all the photos I took yesterday and write them up as a virtual walk through Sydney. I put it into an Imgur album here.
I also made some Darths & Droids comics. Now that we’re back up to publishing three strips a week, it means I have to make three strips a week, so it’s a never-ending task.
And there was housework and the usual sort of Saturday stuff. Nothing especially interesting.
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Israel has 2 memorial days – one for holocaust and the following week another for military and terror related casualties. While the holocaust day went quietly – no graves in israel (and mostly no graves at all for those that burned to death), the military one is causing a stirr.
The government declared the cemetaries closed – but the families are used to visiting the graves of their deceased loved ones, and this year they can’t. Go tell a military widow that she can’t visit her husband’s or her son’s grave…
Nasty all around.