Wowsers. I can only imagine how scary that would have been.

I have had a close encounter with a gun while travelling...but under different circumstances. Lucky they holders were men that wielded their guns responsibly.

My partner and I were up bright and early to walk along the path through the towns of Cinque Terre.

This was the same time as local farmers were hunting a wild boar...to keep their crops safe, but also to provide meat for a feast.

A hunter spotted us in time to radio his mates to tell them we were on the trail. Thankfully.

I am uncertain why I went to that thought...perhaps to find a reason to justify the use of a gun.

I see your point - about holding onto integrity, the need for the guns would not be needed. I agree with you. 100% agree with you.

Then I think of the ones working the land that still use them. Something my grandmother brought to my attention once when I made obvious my dislike of weapons... my grandmother who could shoot a crow, and hang it up as a warning to other crows to not mess with her garden.

I know I would not be able to do the same.

A different era...but still food for thought, so to speak.

Thank you for writing and sharing.

I am thankful that the young soldier had a wiser chief to guide him.

Thank you as always for being you.

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