Monday, August 14, 2006
It was around 7:45am that three loud booms echoed in the valleys of Southern Lebanon I hope that they are the last rounds of this war. Peace comes in many forms but it is the peace of silence that I am enjoying.
I like hearing birds and tractors in the fields, the sound of a dog barking, a car door being closed and even the woman at the hotel playing a computer game that pinged as she shot something. I like driving along the road and not feel the car shudder as we pass an Artillery battle fire and the Earth move. I like not hearing the sirens blaring warnings of Katusahs incoming and head for the bomb shelter. I like hearing tanks sitting silently in the fields.
But I add that every gun on every tank and Howitizer is still pointing towards Lebanon, We are close to six hours into the ceasefire and like walking on hot coals it can be done but very carefully.
It is also nice not to be wearing body armor and helmets
Another day "Keeping Safe Lou, and BJ Remember Turtles" Love Dad