Five if you counted Vincente but he
had lost his hand when a grenade
went off and he couldn't fight as
he could when I first met him and
he was young and brave and the hill
was soggy from days of rain and
sloped down toward a road and there
were many German soldiers on the
road and the idea was to aim at the
first group and if our aim was true
we could delay them.
Weren't you scared?
You'll never write well if you fear
dying. Do you?
It's my biggest fear.
But it's something all men before
you have done and all men will do.
Yes but -
Have you ever made love to a truly
My fiance is very sexy.
And when you make love to her you
feel true and beautiful passion and
you at least for that moment lose
your fear of death.
I don't know about that -
I believe that love that's true and
real creates a respite from death.
All cowardice comes from not loving
or not loving well which is the
same thing and when the man who is
brave and true looks death squarely
in the face like some rhino hunters
I know or Belmonte who is truly
brave, it is because they love with
sufficient passion to push death
out of their minds till it returns
as it does to all men and then you
must make really good love again.
Think about it.