Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

This week's Photo Challenge is Fleeting


Dew evaporates
And all our world is dew
So dear,
So fresh,
So fleeting …..

– Kobayashi Issa

Fleeting Life – Australian War Cemetery
Villers-Bretonneux. Somme Battlefield, Northern France

For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.”

Gen George C. Patton

Zeppelin Field, Nürnberg

 


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