Friday, June 25, 2010
I find wire wrapping quietly soothing. Each wrap, tight against the next, three times, three layers of wrapping. Quietly thinking about what the pieces might become. It's a little like meditation. I can empty my mind just by focussing on my hands. It is soothing.
I woke up to the pleasure of an email from my son. His package arrived! Only 12 days. There was a photo of a ring he is having made for his girl friend, an engagement ring. I am smiling.
There are few words in this email about what is happening in his life. Just facts really. Two more soldiers gone this week. One a medic like my son, caught in small arms fire on the FOB, a 'safe' place. Eight gone in five weeks. It's getting hard to stay positive. I don't listen to the news anymore. It all seems so impersonal. I go back to wire wrapping.