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Old 10-23-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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My heart was pounding as I watched this
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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Stunning. The country is different, but I was immediately taken back to 1970 and Vietnam. Had a husband who went twice.

God bless and keep safe any serviceman from any country over there.
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Those are quite splendid.

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Old 10-23-2009, 08:46 PM   #4
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What an incredible artist. I looked through his gallery also and noted that most of his work has sold.

Mathew Cook's work was is so real it looked like the photos my nephew sent home when he was there (and brought back memories of the worry we experienced while he was).

Thank you for sharing that, GeoffC.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:57 AM   #5
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"Beautiful" seems somehow inappropriate -- but what other word is there for so wonderfully turning confusion into art?
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:28 AM   #6
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"Beautiful" seems somehow inappropriate -- but what other word is there for so wonderfully turning confusion into art?
I agree.
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:14 AM   #7
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Very nice work. It's both a shame and a wonder that these things inspire art.

Thanks for sharing this link.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:54 PM   #8
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I just read a very short story by MR member JanG, The Goodbye, free from feedbooks that, IMO, fits in with GeoffC's first post.

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A story of love and life. A story of war and loss. A story of longing and need.

This short story is made up of sixteen drabbles. A drabble is a story written in exactly one hundred words, not including the title, and cannot be one word more or one less than one hundred. Each drabble within this book can be read on its own, but when read in conjunction with the other fifteen, will become part of a longer story.
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:43 PM   #9
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His work is fantastic. I hope he makes it back safely and that the occupation can end soon.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:13 AM   #10
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my son has been there numerous times, he was in a unit that had duties that prevented him from telling us when he went and for how long. we are just getting some of his stories, and know that some we will never be able to hear. he was hit be several IEDs on several occasions, shot a few times, once point blank (yep the body armour does work!) and had many more very close encounters.

he acknowledges that there is absolutely no logical reason that he is still walking this earth, and I thank all the powers that be and stars in the heaven that he is.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:19 PM   #11
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Thank you for sharing that link for both the artist's talent and reminder of what we take for granted, sometimes forgetting what's happening in another part of the world.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:58 PM   #12
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Beautiful and telling. A true picture of war. Thank you for the link, this soldier is a very talented artist.

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