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Saturday, 20 October 2007

Three studies of a young woman and flowers. Vietnam memories

A young woman and flowers. This strange contrast between peace and war.
War is not present in these studies. It is outside the front door, or down the street, or it will come that night in the form of rockets.
Saigon in that period was a city full of the hustle and bustle of commerce. Full of the grace and beauty of the orient. Perhaps not as clean as when the French called it the Pearl of the Orient, but full of grace and beauty.
It was perhaps the presence of war that made one appreciate life all the more. Because it was all to end. 1975 was still some years away, 1972 was yet to come, but 1968 had come and gone.

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