Monday, August 14, 2006

Ceasefire


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

9 comments:

Scarlet said...

I take for granted hearing the birds singing, smelling the bacon and eggs smell wafting from the dining hall as I walk across campus to work. My biggest pressure today is getting a bunch of spoiled kids to turn in paperwork.
Thanks for the reality check, Mal.

NewsJunkie said...

We are all keeping our fingers crossed for a continued ceasefire and safety for all of you over there Mal!

PLANET3RRY said...

Glad that there is a little piece of peace over there for you and your mates. I hope it lasts...

Daniel / deltaechomike said...

Wow, this morning I heard out of the corner of my ear that a Fox cameraman had been kidnapped -- glad it wasn't you! I too hope a just peace may return to the area. Stay safe and healthy!

21st Century Mom said...

Mal - I just read about 2 Fox correspondents in Gaza who got kidnapped. GO HOME!

WiseDawn said...

Mal....I too have just recently read of your collegues abduction....

Sending prayers to them...their families....and all of you who are personally affected by this....

Stay safe....Stay alert....

Anonymous said...

I suppose even when their is a ceasefire...that their are still one's who get caight up in whats left....the innocent....so take care all!!!!

NewsJunkie said...

Thoughts and prayers to your colleagues Mal.

Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. here