Monday, October 17, 2005

War graves

Today it is freezing and I decided to visit the war cemetary in Kiel. I stumbled across a Commonwealth Graves section, wide rows of white headstones interspersed with roses and overshaowed by a large white cross. There were lots of New Zealanders buried there and even a few Australians. It's just so odd that they are buried here, in the land they were fighting against. One of the gravestones said, we miss you Daddy from Mummy and Jennifer, and it just struck me how sad it all was, all that death. They were all so young, my age or younger, and they never got the chance to grow old.

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