I'm back from Florida, finally. Flying out of Tampa International the other day, I saw a young couple tucked off to the side, trying to have a private little moment, clinging to each other, both of them with tears in their eyes. She hugged him tighter and sobbed, "I can't do
this!" and he responded by trying to assure her in a firm voice. I didn't catch exactly what he said, but his tone seemed a little edgier than necessary. I chanced a look just to make sure there wasn't some kind of trouble happening, and my eyes immediately fell on the characteristic backward American flag patch on his arm... I remember seeing in the news earlier that day a long line of soldiers crossing a tarmac and boarding a plane to be shipped off to Iran, and my heart fell to the floor.
Yup. 2020 is off to a great start. You know, I play Fallout with the pretense of not having to actually GO
there. I hope everything turns out okay for them. And for all of us.
I am glad to be home.