A John Williams piece written for Schindler’s List popped up on Apple Music this morning.
This triggered intensely melancholic memories of visiting Auchwitz and led to remembering the scenes from the film where the character played by Ralph Feinnes used his rifle to randomly shoot prisoners walking across the camp grounds.
Later in the morning one of my daughters showed me a photo, shared on social media by someone she knows, showing them sitting proudly, holding their rifle, next to a beautiful deer they had just shot.
How deeply, deeply sad this made me feel.
What goes through your mind as you willingly, deliberately, and it would appear even enthusiastically, take a life, any life?
There will be no peace until we realise just how insane we all are.