August 29, 2009
Cough, Gag, Cough
A French soldier wears a visor and face cover to protect himself from the dust as he patrols in Deh Rawod, in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan on August 17, 2009. (PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)
Maybe I am easily influenced, but when I saw this photo I could almost taste the sand and I had to cough. I.Actually.Coughed. Empathy personified.
Living my life in a mid western state in a safe environment takes little effort compared to the sacrifices and tragedies people face every day in other countries. Seeing photos similar to this one help remind me to be thankful for my life and health and hubby and home and to send support and love from my heart to those like the soldier in this photo.
Posted by CiCi