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The so called GREAT WAR invokes a myriad of muses, emotion laden muses, muses about heroism, muses invoking nationalism, muses confronting debauchery, musing on selective memories, musing upon contested forgettings and more. On the cusp of a centenary commemoration the musing takes on poignance and places far away, and times long ago take on new significaces. A letter to an editor gets published, platitudes get to be repeated and truths are searched for. It seems not much is learned upon reflection. Likewise, musing can be a rhizomic journey and it's compulsions can lead you to some very dark places.