Volume 17, Issue 2
AS I LOOK BACK ON 2005, MY most powerful response is one of gratitude. I say this because so much that took place during last year realised the fulfillment of many of my long held aspirations. For instance, for a great deal of my adult life I nurtured a constant yearning to visit some of the key battle fields of World War I. Though I had not lost a close relative in those four harrowing years – 1914 to 1918 – I had somehow acquired over my journey a sense of reverence, respect and gratitude to my fellow countrymen who had ‘paid the supreme sacrifice’ in those far off places.