This morning, I was driving up a mountain road to go for a hike. Then, I saw this dude (pictured above) just strolling along merrily next to my car.
I had to stop. And just stare at this magnificent creature for a moment.
We briefly locked eyes. I have no idea what he was thinking. (Maybe – “why is this human eyeballing me?”) But…who knows.
A few hours later, I met a new blogger friend. He served as a Marine in the Vietnam War. I told him that I was grateful for his sacrifice, and that he is appreciated. He thanked me, and told me that he is still haunted by the memories of that horrible experience.
That got to me thinking of how many people have had to endure such painful experiences…. that the memories still haunt them… daily … decades later.
My heart dropped when I heard him say that. I…
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