"What if… the war had never happened? Father, you would still be with us. Mother,
would you still be too? The sky which I have come to love would not be filled with such
sullen clouds. What if they never clipped my wings before I made the plunge out of
the nest? My heart would not have shattered. All our souls would be at peace—wind
on skin and skin on wind. With laughter, into the morning, father, you would take me
under your wing. My own goggles, my own uniform—oh, what if."