01 January 2017

Ebb And Flow

Battle has a pulse.

Intensity builds and fades.

It goes from complete sensory saturation to serene calm.

It's both odd and makes perfect sense.

Odd that in a battle still raging, there's nothing happening.

Perfect sense in that sometimes reloads come into phase on all sides.

It's something that almost needs to be seen to be believed.

Even when there's not much shooting going in, there's still tons of stuff going on.  Shifting positions, giving orders, taking orders, observing the situation... or just plain waiting.

The cycles move around some too as one unit is engaged and another falls off.

A good movie scene alluding to it is in "We Were Soldiers" where Mel Gibson's Col Moore moves around his CP and listens in several directions.

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