posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 01:59 PM
There are fighter jets flying maneuvers over the north Atlanta suburbs right now. I can assure you this is pretty rare for mid-week, as it's usually
reserved for weekend training exercises.
The house shook a bit as they roared overhead. Two passes so far. Birds got quiet, dogs started barking, kid got nervous and mom just tried to
reassure. All for just the briefest of moments.
At this five year point it really makes me feel for the citizens of Iraq. Endless war. Demolished infrastructure. Few if any public services. How
their daily lives must be filled with impossible drama, frustration and fear.
Can you even imagine if the U.S. had to endure such circumstances in the modern age? People would lose their minds. No electricity, no water or at
least only for a few hours a day. Limited supplies and groceries. And yet people in Iraq and war torn areas go about their lives as best they can.
Living, working, coping.
We Americans are so cushioned. So blessed. So blind. I guess on such a beautiful day I will take my child back outside, appreciate the peace that
surrounds us and pray for it to spread.