when everything seems possible, when dreams have still not been eroded, have still not been devoured by the rust of reality, nor torn to shreds by the blade of misfortune. It was at that time the civil war broke out. Like a crocodile’s egg incubating for a long time, the beast broke out from its shell and gobbled up everything around it. The year was 1963. The Communist guerrillas of the Pathet Lao led by Prince Souphanouvang were fighting the Kingdom of Laos, a constitutional monarchy of which Souvanne Phouma was head… Nali’s family supported the government, Chrenat’s family was on the side of the rebels; inadvertently, life threw them onto opposite sides of the trench.
creed does it avow? Only the green eyes, so unusual in an Asian, remain: glowing headlights from the past reborn in a handful of rice and a packet of coffee.
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