"But, nevertheless, the generation that carried on the war has been set apart by its experience. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing." Oliver Wendell Holmes
"I'm sorry I must leave, but I must do what is asked of me by my God, my Country, and my Corps.. and so, the war blog begins, again." ~B
02 February 2010
The bestie is officially on pre-deployment leave.
That kind of makes it real.
The time really is short now, before he heads to Afghanistan to do the Marine thing.