Suddenly, like a river bursting from its dam, images flood my mind…
 

I recall the voices... The praying…The promise of eternal life through sacrifice…The training…
 

The training…How to assimilate into their culture… How to use objects with blades as weapons…How to operate the plane…
 

And I remember her…My love…The one I risked it all for…The one I would sacrifice my life for…