America is now five years into the war and today my thoughts turn to those who serve.
To the family members who live without a loved one and who struggle to hold it all together.
To the women who make up 11% of the military force in Iraq and Afghanistan.
To those who return wounded…are now homeless and/or struggling with the physical and mental impact of war...and to those who lost their lives.
May they not be forgotten or ignored by those of us who oppose this war or by those who support it.
To Andy C., MTT, KJM…y’all keep your heads up whilst you mend! Remember that you are the shit (wink), a bitch is pulling for you and there’s Gooey Butter Cake and a seat at my table should you ever visit St. Louis.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. (Aeschylus)
‘till we study war no more…