Understanding

Sunday November 13, 2005

Today was the official day of remembrance. The day before yesterday was the actual anniversary of the Armistice. It’s been a miserable three days for me, filled with sad memories and uneasy thinking, and I’m glad it’s over for another year.

When I was a kid, growing up among those who’d endured not only the effects of the second world war but the first one as well I did not understand why many of those who had suffered worst were reluctant to talk about the experience, to the point in some cases of refusing vehemently to do so.

I understand now.

 



 
Autumn sunrise

 

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