Possibly, yes. It is always important for me to see the hard and fast perspectives of the past as consequences of contexts I will never fully appreciate. I like to imagine my grandfather was finally able to put his wars behind him. Every softening we saw in him during his final years was tempered with stark reminders that there was something powerful and raw lurking just beneath the psychological surface. In my mind there will never be a singularity of forgiveness or peace — only a profound and complex multiplicity woven between things thought and things felt.