November 23, 2004

Bad things

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/a/2004/11/22/international0732EST0459.DTL
This is why I don't post about the more depressing side of being here. This happened in my sector of the city. I think the news media does a good enough job of that themselves. I prefer to offer the other side, the amusing anecdotes that keep us, the soldiers, entertained. We mock the men shooting at us, firing mortars and rockets at us, we lampoon the kidnappings, because it makes it seem less real. The thought that one day this could be us is evermost in our minds and so, like generations past, we crack jokes. It keeps the fear at bay.

4 comments:

D said...

Keeping you in my prayers.
God bless you.

JUST A MOM said...

How many days do you have left there? Hang onto that! You are not going back are you?

I feel bad when I think how glad I am that the army would not take my daughter because of her asthma. If not my child someone elses, I can only imagine the feeling your mum must be going through. Hang in there, and know I pray for you daily!

Remember it is always darkest before the dawn!

Mummy said...

You crack all the irrevrent insane and macabre jokes you need just come home safe.

Garrison Steelle said...

Girl, when I saw that on the same day you posted about the heavy gunfire, I knew it had to be close to you. Take care, okay? Keep your head down, Sarge.

-G