Little Prussia and Frederick the Great ('Old Fritz' as commonly referred to by his soldiers). He was an influential military theorist, a proponent of enlightened absolutism, modernized the Prussian bureaucracy and civil service, and pursued tolerant religious policies throughout his realm.
so true ... a long, dark, and yes, unforgiving darkness. it will hold us and keep us until we learn what we need to learn, do what we need to do. and the light that follows, if we persevere, is incredibly beautiful. our song is finally our own.