A mortar bomb struck a soccer match taking place in Damascus Thursday, killing a player.
The incident highlights a stark truth about the two-year old civil war in Syria.
Fighting continues, but so too does ordinary life.
It's something that long-time Damascus resident, John Wreford, writes about in an online article called, "Resilient Damascus."
"Of course everybody's scared," says Wreford.
But he adds people simply deal with it day by day.
"You kind of use a degree of logic," he says. For example, "I know that the shells (passing over my house) are high in the sky, and traveling much further away from where I'm living, so you kind of draw a little hope from that."