and We Thank You!
The Anchoress write a letter to deployed service members.
A letter to any American soldier, anywhere, but esp. in Iraq:
Dear Soldier, Dear Sailor, Dear Marine, Dear Airman;This is just the beginning... Read it all!
When I am ready to go to bed,
I feed the fish, and lock the doors and windows,
I pet the dog and say good night to her and warn her off the couches.
I close the lights - lights which work so well, I don’t even think about the fact that in some parts of the world electricity is a sometime thing.
I slip in between clean sheets. Clean. Sheets. Another wonder that seems so normal, so natural, that I needn’t even think about it.