Vietnam – Echoes of the Past

One of my students once asked me if the Vietnam War was important. I had a quick mental flash of so many pictures of coffins lined up, a child burned with napalm, heads cracked at the Chicago convention, and the weariness of the soldiers sent. Like many others I am waiting to see what Ken Burns Documentary makes of the War. I was living in London when some man in a pub slammed me against the wall when he heard my American accent over the conflict in SE Asia. I was stunned. He did not seem to care about my personal views, just that I was symbolic of America.
Echoes of the past still alive in music and protest and those who survived as well as those we lost.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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