Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A matter of perspective

When we first arrived in Vietnam, our guide began to recite our itinerary. When he explained a few of the sites we'd see, our worldview shifted, if ever so slightly.

"Of course, after the American War . . . " he explained.

For a few moments we didn't hear anything else. Then, we simply nodded at each other and said quietly, "Definitely a matter of perspective."

(The photo is from the walls of the Hanoi Hilton where prisoners of war were kept during the French and American Wars.)

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