May 11, 2010

Letters

Early this morning, in the car next to us, there was a soldier in his complete uniform. His little Honda car was fairly old and, to an extent, dusty and somewhat rundown. I didn't think anything of this, other than the slightly startling fact that he was fully dressed in uniform, including his hat. Then I saw the stack, stuffed into the cassette-tape-holding space, and his facial expression, and it nearly broke my heart. He'd stuffed a huge stack -- several inches thick -- of letters and envelopes into that little space, and he looked sad, the saddest person I've ever seen.

Thank you, whoever you are. You're amazing.

4 comments:

Kirthi said...

Oh my gosh, this is so sad! It reminds me a little of Forrest Gump, a real live Forrest Gump! I'm so sadddd!!

Erin said...

oh :(

Jessie Carty said...

i didn't come away feeling sad from this, more kind of calming that someone has such simple pleasures as an old car and a stack of letters :)

Milli said...

Oh my word, it's so sad! Aww...