11 Apr 2013

A - Z Challenge - J



Jasoine montana. Just.

At first glance Jasoine, Sheep's-bit does not resemble its relation the bellflower. This lime-seeking plant is an indicator of very poor, sandy or stony ground inland and near the sea. Often, only the blue flower-heads can be seen after a thorough cropping by sheep.


According to most contemporary theories, justice is overwhelmingly important. Justice can be thought of as distinct from and more fundamental than benevolence, charity, mercy, generosity or compassion. Traditionally associated with concepts of faith, reincarnation or Divine Providence, the association of justice with fairness has thus been historically and culturally rare.


In the 15th century, Joan of Arc dressed in male clothing and led her people to victory against the English, but losing her life on a burning pyre as a consequence in an unjust act still remembered today. Nowadays, being treated fairly satisfies a basic need.


Proverb: Judge not, that ye be not judged.

12 comments:

  1. It's amazing what can grow in less than good soil. I'll look out for this whenever I'm near the coast.

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    1. Nature supplies something to cover every bare spot.

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  2. Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say "Hi"

    I LOVE your theme honey!

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge :)

    xx

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    1. I couldn't find your blog. It had moved.

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  3. Maybe justice is what is needed to make a society into a civilised one.

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    1. Who would dole out the justice? Where is King Solomon? And could we trust them to remain impartial?

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  4. BUT some of the best stories in history come from facing injustice with patience. In fact, as a writer, that's the best kind of story--when the reader is pounding their fist at the imbalanced odds, and yet the hero somehow comes out on top, no matter how unfair their circumstances.

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    1. Stories like these hold us spellbound--probably arising from the dread of the same thing happening to us.

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  5. Francene, popping over from A to Z... I enjoy wildflowers too. And looking at your post on impatiens, we have a lot of that growing in Hawaii too, wild... from the birds who spread the seeds.

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    1. How amazing. I'd never considered British wildflowers growing elsewhere. You probably call them Hawaii wildflowers. ;-)

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  6. Purple, the royal color and a remembrance of Joan D'Arc. Thanks

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