Monthly Archives: December 2009



Letters from home

I went to Germany for two weeks at the end of November. The most meaningful part of it was a short email, sent very early Thanksgiving day. Along with the simple sentiment of “Happy Thanksgiving”, it detailed the happenings of Thanksgiving prep and the schedule for the day — no earth shattering news, nothing to save the world, just words describing what could have been happening in nearly any household in the states. Those words brought me home for a moment, brought me away from the hectic and mildly uncomfortable surroundings enveloping me, and meant so much to me. Nothing beats a letter from home. Thanks, Dad.

Two months (minus two days).

I still miss you, Kate.

Gonna close my eyes
Girl and watch you go
Running through this life darling
Like a field of snow
As the tracer glides
In its graceful arc
Send a little prayer out to ya
‘cross the falling dark
Tell the repo man
And the stars above
You’re the one I love
Perfect summers night
Not a wind that breathes
Just the bullets whispering gentle
‘mongst the new green leaves
There’s things I might have said
Only wish I could
Now I’m leaking life faster
Then I’m leaking blood
(~David Gray)