I had never heard of Oradour-sur-Glane, but my recent visit to the remains of this village in rural France, was one of the most profound experiences to occur in my life. Most people will probably never have the opportunity of visiting Oradour-sur-Glane, but it makes a powerful statement about the fragility of life and the horrors of death that we should all be aware of. I visited Oradour-sur-Glane in May this year, where among the deathly wreckage, nature was bursting out with messages of re-birth and hope.