Simple Roots

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    Armies, for the most part, are made up of men drawn from simple and peaceful lives. In time of war they suddenly find themselves living under conditions of violence, requiring new rules of conduct that are in direct contrast to the conditions they lived under as civilians. They learn to accept this to perform their duties as fighting men.
    Gil Doud, U.S. screenwriter, and Jesse Hibbs. Walter Bedell Smith (Himself)

    A good word is as a good tree—
    its roots are firm,
    and its branches are in heaven;
    it gives its produce every season
    by the leave of its Lord.
    Qur’An. Abraham 14:29-30, ed. Arthur J. Arberry (1955)