Powerful emotive words that you have written from first-hand experiences. You have lived and experienced life to its fullest. Your words bring to my mind the experience of meeting a war veteran outside Waterloo train station on Remembrance Day. When my eyes caught sight of him, I bowed my head as a show of respect. He looked straight at me and said, ‘never be afraid of looking at a man directly in the eye.’ He went on to add that he had experienced the full gamut of human emotions. He had seen it all, grown men cry, love, tragedy and horror. These emotions were common to all, whether they were rich or poor. We are all the same at the end of the day. He then proceeded to take his hat off — my respect to you.