It was hard to imagine that anyone would want to stay in a city destroyed by war but some had no choice. Driving down the once busy roads, framed by pleasant buildings which were now bombed out hollows, I spotted the smaller corner shop where I had spent most of my money as a child. Surprisingly, it was still open! Though the attached home of the owners was ruined.
I slowed and saw people moving passed the windows. They were shopping despite the empty shelves. Life was carrying on as normal.
(Inspired by; https://rochellewisoff.com/2018/01/24/26-january-2018/ with thanks).