The 22nd of June, 209 A.D., is considered the most likely date for the martyrdom of St Alban. The miracles surrounding his execution drew some of his Roman executioners to Christianity.
In 2022, the democracy beloved of Walt Whitman is under constant threat from various ideologies inimical to any social order based on civilised humanity and the freedoms humans need.
In opposition to those trends, I offer as a symbol of what we really need, the very real female beauty of the young Queen Victoria, as depicted as a symbol of progress over a hundred years ago in a statue in Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne. This statue makes me think that those values may have done better closer to the Victorian era than they are doing now in Melbourne, Australia and most of the Western world.
I am a man who loves to see beautiful women and democracy and freedom.
God put those loves in me.
Praise The Lord.
Geoff Fox, 22nd June, 2022, Down Under