It's Monday Musings time again. Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to bond with my Godson, Luis. A handsome young fellow that just graduated from high school and is embarking on a new life journey as a United States Marine.
and enjoyed several pieces of this...
When he told me months ago, that he wanted to go into the armed services, I was both shocked and slightly disappointed. I know the state of affairs when it comes to the war going on and dreaded the possibility of having someone that close to me potentially headed over into war.
I took advantage of several moments to tell him that I supported him and love him, but inside I felt worry and fear. If I let that show, would I put unfair pressure on him? Yeppers, I surely would have.
I guess seeing the amount of people dying for a war that I don't personally see a need for confuses the issue of me wanting to see him enlist in the service. In reality, he has things all planned out over the next 5 years of his life and I know people that are twice his age that are clueless about their lives.
I wonder if it's normal to be proud and have dread at the same time about the same thing. They say that two pieces of matter cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Someone should come up with a similar explanation for human emotions.
Am I tripping---or what?
Who's up for Monday Musings query?