Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Just a memory by now

Today I was at a symposium held at a Brisbane hospital.  They had a series of photos displayed up on the wall, and this one intrigued me.

The caption to the photo (displayed elsewhere on the wall) said that this was an un-named soldier in 1945, carrying a young girl with polio.

The man has kindly eyes.

If the man was about twenty in 1945, he'd be about ninety now.  Might be alive; probably not.

And the girl looks about eight.  So she's about seventy-eight by now.  If she's still alive -- I don't know enough about polio's effect on life expectancy.

Anyhow, these are the types of things I think about.


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