Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Get the tissues:

An Army Wife


When the person you love is far away for months on end, when his body is beyond your reach and you can't hold him and smell him and be reminded of his realness, when he blurs in your mind like a ghost, then each day you must dream him back to life.  But each time you recreate him, you change him a little.  You fill in the blank spots.  Sometimes you fill in his outline with the details of his own best nature, the person he could be, his finer qualities taking up all the space his annoying habits and human failings used to inhabit.  And you fall in love all over again.

- excerpt from While They're at War

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