Posted 17 March 2004 - 10:17 am
Hello everybody once again!
Many thanks to Jon for sending me a very good and complete picture of Roland Leighton's grave. By the way, I would just like to apologize to you all for possibly having looked like a complete "nerd" scavenging for morbid pictures.
It's not like that, I promise, and I am sure you can easily understand my feeling whenever I read or study such a sad, touching and mindpuzzling issue like World War One. I started as a simple scholar, mainly interested in tactis and mere historical account, but soon I got myself entangled with the actual lives, experiences, hardships, accounts and, unfortunately, deaths too, of many of the people involved in such absurd and devastating moment of humankind history.
As I probably mentioned before, it's impossible to read through Vera Brittain's accounts without being deeply moved and almost disturbed by her grief, her sadness and still her courage and everlasting passion and love for life.
Whenever I visited a church or a monument in the U.K. I could amost feel the vibes still coming and pulsing through the many names engraved, while many insigna, colours and flags were almost coming back to life sadly flapping away so many lives gone in the wind for the Country, for ideals and, I guess, most of all for loyalty and friendship. Anyway, enough with these morbid thoughts, just wanted to make sure you guys didnt' get me wrong. Cheers! :-)