Friday, November 10, 2006

Expanding horizons...

I met an awesome group of people tonight. They're some of the most aware, intelligent, warm, real people I've met in a long time. They are Iraq veterans.

It's always so interesting to step into a world so different from my own. And to then discover that the differences don't matter when it comes to relating to people. Of course I could never imagine the life experiences they've had -- but that doesn't mean we can't hang out, eat some dinner, talk some politics, and then just have a good time.

Did I mention they were crazy fun?


At 6:12 AM, Blogger sac said...

i hope they retain that humanity on the battlefield too..

At 10:11 AM, Blogger cripesthisisserious said...


it's good to be here - sort of
i'd forgotten that care and feeding of blog was similar to email,
you've got to remember ever so often or -
it's rude, it dies, bad things happen...

i'm in class after years - you have serious stamina to do this every day
i'm wackered
and there is still homework to do and stuff to read ...
and i was thinking of business school
this is one of those cosmic wake up and smell the coffee moments!

it's amazing how many different pepole you've met, and how you've found some commonality
wish i could be that open

At 9:21 PM, Blogger rhea said...

sac: actually, they're a lot more human than i was expecting (my expectations were based on cliched images of military men). besides, the vets i met were all against this war.

pri: can't tell you how much i'm waiting to be done with school -- totally knackered myself. what class are you taking?
and an insane interest in people is why i'm a writer! meeting all those different folk... that's kinda what i live for :)


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