Delusion

He contemplated her expression over his beer and glanced around the crowded bar, searching for a better explanation to make her understand.

“Once they read my letter, see the picture of my family….the life they’ve destroyed. There is no way they will be able to sleep at night. They’ll know what they’ve done.”

She nodded but understood all too well.  “You underestimate people’s ability to lie to themselves for a cause. Their cause. Causalities are to be expected. Putting a face to the destruction in pursuit of their dream has no power to grant sleepless nights.”