Coming home / by Mario Mirabile

Men and women have been leaving their homes and families and going to war for thousands of years. Their reasons for going are as many and varied as the reasons for which the wars were fought. Those who survived the horrors they saw and the the traumas they endured no doubt returned profoundly changed. Some continue to suffer from their experiences, while others will somehow manage to put them aside and return to their lives seemingly as if nothing had happened.

These are the faces of some who went to war and returned. Speaking to each of them, they seemed cheerful, kind, patient and tolerant of idiots with cameras. I hope their dreams are untroubled.