Remember Our Veterans Today!

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I would like to take a moment to shine a light on a special person in my life.  While we don’t have the opportunity to see each other often, this friend has been there for me through some very difficult things (I hope I have provided the same type of kind comfort in return) and is the kind of soul who is a bright light if you bother to take a look.  He is a proud veteran of the Naval Forces and served for us all in Vietnam when he was a young man.  Now in his 60’s, he has deep and resonating insight about that time in his life and how it shaped things, not just for him, but for our country.  I love to sit with him and visit because he not only has a wealth of valuable knowledge about times and events that I was not around to witness; he is a brilliant artist, a blue-collar construction worker, and a loving father.  He has much to offer. 

                Though we may drift in a vast sea where swells fling us apart as much as they toss us together, your friendship has been a balm, a joy, a gift.  I am thankful for you and I am thinking of you today, Don, and wishing you every blessing.  I hope I see you soon…

One example of his artistry…

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