Maybe it is the rain falling, maybe it is the grey look of outside since the snow is gone, maybe it's because of the earthquake in Haiti, but I have been having We'll Meet Again in the head since this morning. Here in the UK, Dame Vera Lynn is of course an icon. For me, she simply sang that beautiful song in the closing credits of Dr. Strangelove, where I first heard it and where it was used to brilliant, cynical, pessimistic effect by Stanley Kubrick. The more I think of it, the more I think my mind has been associating it with Haiti. Sure, what happened there was not a nuclear holocaust, but it must have felt like Apocalypse all the same. The song pictures perfectly dark, difficult times where you can still feel a dim but ever present hope.
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