ANCHOR-We are getting reports of a car bomb that has gone off in
REPORTER-No, this is a car bomb –they have gotten very good at making them out here.
ME: That’s was CB said the other day.
HUSBAND: Yeah, I know.
SISTER: Who is CB?
ME: He’s our soldier…
Anchor:We are also getting reports there was a bomb in
No matter what our politics of origin, those of us who flock to his site -(for the most part) leave them behind there. It is a sanctuary from the vitriol. There we don’t care so much if it’s Bush or Kerry –we only care to know that he’s OK and that he continues to feed our addiction to war-real-time. Maybe somewhere deep down we all feel guilty (stateside guilt I always say)…if we read each and every day we are involved –invested even.
ME: You can’t, he can’t put his picture up.
JUSTICE: You have yours there.
ME: I am not at war.
I notice reading the posts that many try to slip in their views --scantily veiled in ‘concern’…”CB, I am undecided, but vote Kerry so maybe you can home quicker.” In some small way maybe we all want him to justify all that we have said-- for or against the war.
ME: Dad, have you read the soldier blog that is linked to my site yet?
DAD: It takes me long enough to read everything on yours.
ME: Read his instead then, you will love it…read his. Ya know what he said the worst pick up line in
ME: Are you a terrorist, cause you da bomb….
ME: Because he just doesn’t make sense. Hunter Thompson said that he would rip off the heads and piss down the neck of this Nazi administration….
JUSTROSE: No, it’s just him…
I disagree with those who constantly tell him to go to school for writing/journalism. Academia will steal his edge and attempt to reign in his raw talent and passion. His writing is real and prompts many of us to respond with words of comfort and well-wishes each day.
The things that many of us say/want to say to him –“We are proud of you”, “Stay safe”, “Thank you for what you are doing”…seem to ring hollow typed in the comments section of the blog…but I know they are all truly from each person’s heart.
There is no figuring this soldier out –and that’s why he is everyone’s soldier…he is our soldier.