Thursday, 4 June 2015

A Darker Take.

When my daughter was a little girl she had an album of nursery rhymes which we listened to and accompanied together. It included a jolly, up tempo version of Over the Hills and Far Away. It seemed to be all about skipping across green meadows on the way to some non-hazardous adventure.

This version is a little different and I found it surprisingly moving. It reminded me of something I’ve often pondered – that sending people to war in any circumstance other than strictly defensive is slightly less onerous if the person doing the sending is at least in the front line with the rest of the canon fodder.

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