Before I visited Pearl Harbor during a trip to Honolulu a year and a half ago most of my mental pictures of that place had been created by the World War II movies I'd seen, such as Tora! Tora! Tora!,
And though some of the images in those books used to scare the bejeepers out of me,
...I not only couldn't resist continuing to pull them off the shelf on a regular basis, but when I grew up and had a home and bookshelf of my own I asked my parents if I could take them,
It must have been all those years of looking at those fear-provoking pictures of World War II that caused me to wonder from time to time: did the leaders of Japan back then really believe their country would get away with bombing Pearl Harbor?
...though even if it had, who among them who could have imagined what the finale of that vengeance would be?
But today when I think of Pearl Harbor, I recall the images of that memorial as it looked when I saw it in the spring of 2015,
And I think of what a different day today will be at Pearl Harbor from that terrible day 75 years ago.
I am a traveler just visiting this planet and reporting various and sundry observations,
hopefully of interest to my fellow travelers.
"Equal And Opposite Reactions"
by Patti Liszkay
Buy it at
The Book Loft
of German Village,
Or check it out at the Columbus Metropolitan Library