Out on the bike today, Spot rode by a park in Minneapolis where a lacrosse game among young kids was going on. Several of the kids were chasing butterflies with their sticks/nets, oblivious to the game in spite of the exhortation of the group's leaders. It was kind of a swords-into-plowshares moment for Spot.
Second, when the first Minnesota Guard soldiers were at Ft. McCoy after returning from Iraq, there was a television story that included several of them sitting in the green grass, obviously enjoying it. One was picking blades of grass and dropping them on another soldier. If you didn't feel delighted watching that, you're dead.
Third, and related to the second, is Dave's recounting of coming home.