I don't read much war news because I find it difficult to understand and I'm certain my knowledge of the subject won't make a difference. So I was quite surprised to learn that the US military has a mission to leave no solider behind in Afghanistan. I heard this story about the rescue of one fallen solider's body on NPR's story of the day. I'm sure the editors didn't have to think twice about which story to choose this day. I listened to this story while I was running and standing at a stop light it took all I had to hold back the tears. Listen to it, it is great reporting and an even greater story.
I'm not doing so well with my reading challenge for a myriad reasons. One is that I have way too many books from the library that I am merely dipping into. One such book has enchanted me for days. Little House on a Small Planet entertains my dream of living with much much less and in a much smaller house. The people profiled in this book are living my dream while I spent Sunday looking at houses in good neighbors with good schools that were too big, too expensive and not to my liking. House hunting for a house I don't want is exhausting.
And lastly from my monthly to do list, I watched Hotel Rwanda. How in good conscience can I complain about anything in my life? Again my voice seems so worthless in the face of the horrors that are happening worldwide. The movie was gripping but I was a little disappointed to read more and find that much was distorted for the purpose of the movie. Paul Rusesabagina said in a lecture that the film was "less violent" than the actual genocide, claiming that "you couldn't invite someone to watch the real thing."
The sun is really shining today. So much so that I am startled by how different it feels to be in my house right now. Pleasant. Today, I'm going to try and not complain.