Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday

Today was for painting and cleaning, tonight is for rehearsing and writing. My wrist behaves when I do. The brace helps, unless I take it off. Then after a while I remember why I was wearing it in the first place.

Thanks Carl, I needed that.


My son's medical discharge has gone through. As of yesterday, he is a civilian. He tells me about the wide range of thoughts and feelings surrounding this change. Light and darkness in there. I tell him I'm ready to listen whenever he wants to talk. He tells me he has already started his beard. I tell him to take photos every day. We can sequence them so he looks like a human Chia.

My mind turns to other sons and daughters.

I'll keep doing what I'm doing, and not forgetting.

3 comments:

jestersdna said...

Not a medical discharge, just a did-my-time-and-want-nothing-to-do-with-the-facist-stormtrooper-regieme-discharge
HA!

Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

I salute you.

Carl V. said...

You're very welcome...and more importantly "thanks" to you...you don't know how much you inspire me and others.

I'm happy that your son is okay and back. I may have posted this once before but I'm going to again. I thank your son and all the sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, who serve our country. Regardless of one's thoughts on this war or any war I cannot help but be thankful and proud to all the men and women throughout history who have sacrificed some or all of their lives to make the world that I live in and frankly enjoy, despite the bad that goes with the good. I am honored to live in the world with those who choose to serve. Thank you.