Do You Know What War Is?

asked my father one day while we walked a desolate winter beach on the coast of the North Atlantic, the distance crowded with whitecaps.

War is when everybody is afraid of the night. It’s when you are in a match and anyone with a grudge can have you killed. At any time. In a million different ways, because they want your land, maybe.

I find it notable that what war does, according to The Old Man, is increase the chance of personal betrayal. True son of Sicily, wouldn’t you say?

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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