Moving from the world of want to a state of need is a revolution. Often, the catalyst for this level of change is deep emotional connection.
Military discipline and appreciation for history bored my peers yet intrigued me. If I had had to learn the sanitized version from a book, perhaps it would have bored me as well. As luck would have it, I learned the good, the bad and the ugly from ones who experienced it firsthand.
For those who have haunted The M3 Blog for a while, you are familiar with the tributes we pay to those who die. A number of memorials are tucked amongst the posts. I have lost many over the years, both here and before. Another joined those ranks recently, but a memorial is not on the menu for today.
Mantra has been singing of late. She appears to have come across some emotions she was unaware were prevalent in her social circle.