Their life was best often expressed in a gesture or a look. The fear,
passion, desperation, love, and most often, the hate, touched everyone at one time or another. Initially most were surprised, then frightened, and then angered. After a while these feelings turned optimistically to expectation, leading to hope, which we all need to go on. Frustration was then,
thereafter, felt by everyone. The saddest feeling was the resignation, the belief that people no longer cared. Sometimes hope would return, but only to
be quickly broken. The belief the war would end began to fade. Years
passed, each side broken once more so than the other. "We shall win..."
fear and passion |
response and failure