A Terrible Day

Drive on. It don’t mean nothing.

I made a friend on Twitter. She liked talking to me because of my thoughts on my homeland and the courage of Ukraine fighters. So, we Pm’d from time to time. It was an effort since neither of us spoke very much of each other’s mother tongue.

She was a combat medic.

Yesterday, I received some news.

The worst news. The kind of news that guys like me, as much we tried during our war, could do nothing to prevent.

She was blown up doing her job.

May she rest in peace.

But, there’s no peace and I can’t stop crying. So you get to share my burden.



7 responses to “A Terrible Day”

  1. Rising Star Avatar

    Ohoo, so sad to hear that. Really sad news

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  2. Leah Avatar

    I’m so sorry Ray. That is horrible. I’ve always hoped for peace but it never seems to happen.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. Musical Miss hopes for two things for Christmas. Peace and maybe a little snow.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Debra Avatar

    Oh no! I am so very sorry to learn of this tragedy. We read or hear news reports of the mounting casualties and this many months later at times it doesn’t feel real. But with your personal relationship jut how “real” it is is magnified. I’m very sorry for your personal loss, Ray. Heartbreaking.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      From far away it feels like being in a local war. There was a time when I wouldn’t talk to a new crew member for a month. I didn’t want to get someone who was new inc country only to have them blown up a day after I met them. As Black troops used to say, “Ain’t no thing. Drive on.”

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      1. Debra Avatar

        I really had no idea, Ray. I try to stay current and aware…and then I realize how woefully ignorant I really am. Your story did touch me, and it’s heartbreaking.


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