current music - misplaced childhood by marillion
current mood - mind boggled
25 years ago i recall being in scotland in the company of my family watching events unfold in the Falkland Islands. I was 14 years of age then and a little more politically naive. i thought it was great that the Argentinians were getting a damned good thrashing at the hands of our boys.
anyway, that's not the point.
25 years is a long time but in truth it only feels like yesterday. and when i try to equate it with experiences outside of my time frame it gets even more freaky. it's the same time gap between the end of WWII and 1960. and yet those events seem like a lifetime apart.
it's all part of getting old, i suppose. but as bono sang and i agree...
"i'm not afraid to live, i'm not afraid to die."
i hope those veterans (as well as the soldiers on active duty at the moment) feel the same.