A slight rethinking.
Just about every single paragraph resonated with me. But I'm going to pick just one out. "Herring and potatoes".
Many years ago as a young mate sailing on a coastal freighter working in the Bering Sea I had a Norwegian Master. He grew up n Norway during the Nazi occupation. He would talk about his early life in Norway once in a while. When he got around to the Nazi occupation he'd talk abou how tey tried to control every aspect of their lives.
"They even controlled what food we ate" he said. "Everyday it was herring and potatoes". BUT, he said "those stupid fookin' Germans, we never had it so good.".