Friday, October 31, 2014

Before the battle

The hours preceding an attack are slow hours. The minutes pace themselves slowly, and those who wait find a savor in life, for they begin to taste, to feel, to hear as at no other time. They realize these hours may be their last, and their senses are sharpened and more alert, and things formerly ignored are now appreciated, or at least realized, as never before.

(from Kilrone, by Louis Lamour)


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