Assumption of Command

26 June 2005

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;

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.
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