Friday, March 8, 2013

the saddest date night ever

Tonight my husband and I picked up Olive Garden, put the baby to bed and had a mini-date on the couch, eating dinner while watching Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience.

He brought the DVD home a few days ago from the base library and asked if I would watch it with him.

Soliders from at least three different wars wrote representing three branches of the military.  Some were enlisted and some were officers.  Mixed throughout the stories were clips from interviews with the writers and quotes about war.

I felt more than ever that the world is grey.  That no matter how much we want them to be, right and wrong are not always so easily distinguishable.  Is doing the wrong thing for the right reasons still wrong?  Is doing the right thing for the wrong reason still right?  Right and wrong get twisted up together it seems and we have to somehow make sense of them and choose a course of action.  

It was sobering, this movie.

We both cried.

"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime." (hemingway)

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