When to Die

There’s no shame in dying. Dying does not mean weakness. It means sacrifice – but if you’re to die, die quickly. Die before the sun sets and darkness comes, before the cold comes. The night offers no comfort. Die before the birds come. Their hunger is the foulest enemy.


4 thoughts on “When to Die

  1. I am reminded so much of the First World War by that combination of picture and your words – but, of course, they are true of all wars.

    It is ten years, this month, since I stood under the Menin Gate in Ypres, that little Belgian town that was the focus of so much in the First World War. It was New Zealand’s ANZAC day, and Kiwis who happened to be in Europe had congregated there to remember.


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