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Sunday, February 26, 2006

That they might have lived

Before moving away from St Barts, I'd like to draw your attention to what is below the figure of christ on the wall. Aged, 20, 19, 29. Ninety years ago, so they would be long gone now, whatever - but still remembered for what they could have been, but never were. It is hard to think of what these people must have thought before they went "over the top". Was it courage? Was it bravado? I don't know. I only know that for them death was not to be desired, but something that they might well get to know. I can't help feeling that the current wave of suicide murderers have missed the point completely, and changed our world forever.

posted by Ham at 00:38 -- Comments here: 5

Comments on "That they might have lived"


Blogger Lisi said ... (05:17) : 

Ham, Good shot and good commentary.


Blogger mea said ... (05:25) : 

This reminds me of the Dropkick Murphy's song "The Green Fields of France?"
"Do all those who lie here know why they died
Did you really believe them when they told you the cause
Did you really believe that this war would end wars
Well the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame
The killing and dying it was all done in vain
Oh willy mcbride it all happened again
and again, and again, and again, and again"


Blogger Anna said ... (08:40) : 

Very interesting post Ham.


Blogger Mathieu said ... (11:43) : 

Beautiful photography. Courage is to face its own fears and to surmount them


Anonymous Ray Munday said ... (11:36) : 

As a reasonably oldie now I can see that Politicians are the scourge of humanity. Send all those young men and women to their deaths for the so called glory for their country. Now being carried out by our government today on false grounds. We should send the politicians to do the fighting!! Ray


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