La Légion étrangère. The Foreign Legion. It's got a ring to it, doesn't it?
I have sometimes thought about how it would be to join the ranks.
Have any of you forumites thought about this excessively?
I am immensely drawn to the almost mystical status they have.
All of their strange traditions, their history, everything. To me, they don't seem to be the traditional xSTJ boring stock soldier types. These guys come from all sorts of backgrounds and nationalities, and they are there because they have potential, because they're rough, and in many cases because they've done something they regret. They want to be someone else. Adventurers, lunatics, misfits. Brave men.
This is a place where actions count, not thoughts or words.
I often think of it when everything else just seems black.
How insanely freeing wouldn't it be to just change name and identity and become someone else for a while? It is a hard but simple existence, I reckon.
Vive le Mort, vive le Guerre, vive le Sacre Legionnairre!