The Wounds of War

(Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted me to think of all the harm done by war during my lifetime and the people I know who were permanently wounded. I don’t think anyone ever comes back from the violence without injuries, physical or mental. My father served in the European Theater of World War II as a sharpshooter, and refused to speak of it until very late in his life. I think what he carried within him explained much about the hurt he put back into his little world).

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