The Universal Soldier.
Yesterday – it’s a memory now – I had an encounter with a homeless man who wasn’t in a good way. His sign said he was an ex soldier. I gave him a cigarette which I lit for him and another cigarette for the journey. It left me in a flood of tears which was probably part of the purpose of the meeting. All the world’s a stage.
My cynical mind would say he had been a Useful Idiot sacrificing himself for King and Country and there is an element of truth to that. At the same time there is something beautiful about being prepared to lay down one’s life for others even if it is an illusion. How the heart chakra is manipulated. God doesn’t ask for sacrifice though.
There are levels to reality. If you have seen Bruce Almighty you will get the gist.
Nor earth, nor boundless sea.
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‘You take it from me, we are losing the war because we can salute too well.’ – Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front