Tuesday, 3 February 2009

The Sorrow of War

In less than two weeks I will be in Ho Chi Minh City. This is one of the books that is part of my pre-trip reading (I will add an appropriate photo when I get back).

"The sorrow of war inside a soldier's heart was in a strange way similar to the sorrow of love. It was a kind of nostalgia, like the immense sadness of a world at dusk. It was a sadness, a missing, a pain which could send one soaring back into the past. The sorrow of the battlefield could not normally be pinpointed to one particular event, or even person. If you focused on any one event it would soon become a searing pain." The Sorrow of Warby Bao Ninh