Continuing silences

Jul 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Ministry

Sitting at a dinner table in the last light of a French summer’s evening, conversation turned to to the reluctance to talk about the past, the burial of the memories of war, the collective conspiracy to say nothing about anything that might arouse controversial discussion. Of course, the silence is not just a thing of the past, moving to the country four years ago brought an encounter with determined silence.

“Tell me about Mr xxxxx”, I asked.

“Do you know the stories about Mr xxxxx?” came the reply.

“I do”.…