I know I'm late, but I wanted to share this video with people who haven't seen this yet. It's the intro to "The Pacific", which is the brother series of Band of Brothers. This is such a great analogy involving the charcoal drawings. The charcoal stick starts out as one unit, but as it is put down on paper, it breaks into hundreds of pieces. But the end result is beautiful and tranquil art. Likewise men from a squad start whole but become decimated in war. And like the charcoal that breaks, it is precisely through their sacrifices that we can achieve the beauty in life.