The Old Masters – re-interpreted 127

At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month….. It is a sad thing to note; it seems that when humanity is at its lowest ebb, the most noble characters come to the fore. We can moralise until the end of days but, where there is greed, anger, pride or hatred; there you will find a catalyst for conflict. As we hurtle through this universe we all have to admit to participating in a conflict of one sort of another – whether on a battlefield, in a boardroom or at home – there is no one guiltless. Since time immemorial, we’ve always had war and we always will.

It has just gone 11am here in Auckland. Instead of a frivolous poke at an artist – let us, for a few moments, pay our respects to those who were, and continue to be, prepared to lay down their lives (in ALL areas of conflict), those who made the highest sacrifice and those who came back to try to deal with what is left.

Roll Call: Apart from the wounded - the only ones left seem to be General Heartache and Major Catastrophe.

Roll Call: Apart from the wounded – the only ones left seem to be General Heartache and Major Catastrophe.

About Freud Fission Chips

Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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