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Friday, August 10, 2012

Time Passes

I woke up this morning to the headline "Three Special Forces Operations Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan." First, it's not hard people. "Special Forces" are the Green Berets. Nobody else. "Special Operations" are all of the elite units, including but not limited to, Green Berets. Second, I... didn't care.

Don't get me wrong. Of course I care. The war is supposed to be over. Soldiers are not even supposed to be there, let alone dying there, any longer. But that worry that it is the SGM, that worry that maybe the Golden Boy finally got caught... Nope.

It just seems so long ago now. He seems so long ago. I am happier than I ever was. I am loved more than I ever was. I love more than I ever did. Lithus and I have known each other a little over six years, been living together for five, and married for three and half. And he was...so very long ago. Which is odd, considering this blog was started as a way to process my divorce from him.

Reading the news, I realized no one would think to call me if it was him, but also, even if they did think to contact me, no one would know how any longer. And I am just fine with both of those facts.

As the day went on, more information came out and it appears they weren't Special Forces, which means it wasn't him, which is fine, because I do not wish him ill. The Golden Boy lives to fight another day and good for him.

But me? I'm where I belong. Living my life. With my dear Lithus. I can't imagine anything else, any longer.

Those are peaceful Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.

8 comments:

~S said...

I love you beyond measure. xoxo

BostonPobble said...

~S ~ You as well.

Appsrus said...

Good place to be ...

Get Off My Lawn! said...

Big picture: Many years my nation spent in that place fighting Taliban. Everyone in this country was touched by a life lost over there. We are well out of it and good luck to you Yanks that have taken over the job.

Personal picture: You rock.

BostonPobble said...

Appsrus ~ It is indeed. Thanks for your presence during the journey.

GOML! ~ Big Picture: I am glad your country has gotten out. We shouldn't have been there nearly this long. Personal picture: Why thank you. I think you're right. :)

Bill Dameron said...

And all is right with the world.

neo-prodigy said...

While I never met him, I'm glad it wasn't Golden Boy.

I'm also glad you are in a place where you have moved on and happy, healthy and loved.

BostonPobble said...

Bill ~ It is indeed. EXCEPT! That I can't leave comments on your blog. Apparently, I don't have a modern enough system *sigh* Know I am still reading, however.

Neo_Prodigy ~ I'm glad it wasn't the SGM, too (Golden Boy is the name the General in charge of all Special Ops gave him at one point, so it's not my name for him). I am gladder (???) to be where I am, though.