The Battle At Wounded Knee
Last night I was stung on the finger by a wasp. After the initial burning sensation and pain passed (I took a paracetamol) it was Ok but this morning my whole left hand is swollen, and I cannot fully bend the finger which was stung. Never mind, it's not the end of the world and by tomorrow should have started to ease.
As I was thinking of writing about this incident, I thought first of all about a title. I was looking for something "Catchy" and this one came to mind " Not the battle of wounded knee - More The Battle Of Swollen Hand".
As I´m British not American I wondered where I got the notion of the first part of the title from, and if indeed there had been a battle at a place called wounded knee so googled it to check, and am so glad I did when I read up on this event on Wikipedia.
Had I used the words as a " Catchy" title without first checking, it would have been an insult to all those killed in what is often referred to as a massacre and not a battle.
Certainly put´s my wasp sting into perspective doesn´t it?
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/wasp-nature-insect-yellow-closeup-426979/ by ghwtog