Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.
It's been much too long since I've attempted to blog. Life happens, ya know? Doesn't mean that I've not been observing what's going on out there. With all that has transpired in the last few months, it seems best that I keep my opinions and thinking out loud to myself...mostly.
Regardless of the things that have been occupying the minds of many of us here at home, the War on Terror is ongoing. A while back, I came across a blogger who works in Afghanistan and questions the misconceptions or misrepresentations of the Afghans that some seem to prefer to portray. You can find him here.
Through his latest blog post, he links to a movie that is up for an Oscar as he knows the young man featured in the nominated film. The movie "Buzkashi Boys" follows the lives of a couple of young Afghan boys and their dreams of being something other than what is expected of them. I think everyone could relate to that, right? It also allows me a brief glimpse into the lives of Afghans, which is something that I'm still in search of.
Oh, speaking of that search. During the Christmas shopping season that just passed, I came upon a cheap DVD while at my local Best Buy. The movie 9th Company follows a group of young Russian men who are sent to Afghanistan. Yes, Russian. They fought in Afghanistan long before we arrived. Were they after the same thing as what started our war? Probably not. Still, I think after watching this one, I had to realize that they aren't so different than we are. We all pay the price for our countries political posturing. Some are still paying and many others will have paid with their lives. Sad, that.
Anyway, I do hope that there are a few people who read this, though if my sitemeter is correct, not so many readers as much as connections to the images I've posted in the past. Not so surprising is the search for "sexy men in uniform". Uhm, yeah.
And so it goes......