When I wrote the below passage from War Springs Eternal, never did I imagine a situation outside of combat in which it would apply. Unfortunately, today, it applies to us all.
“As we huddle in the depths of reinforced earth, the fresh-faced soldiers cry out. Those of us who have been here, we cry in. Time hardens our exterior, but that doesn’t change the truth; We are all afraid. Once the fear is accepted, it becomes part of us.”