I was sitting in Starbucks writing, trying to beat the deadline imposed by the paper. It was a rainy day and Grace had just brewed a perfect cup of black tea especially for me. She knew that I preferred a ceramic cup.
“Dr. Joe, I hope you enjoy your Veterans Day,” remarked a friend.
“I’m not sure any veteran can enjoy Veterans Day when considering what it takes to become one,” I said.
“Are you writing about Veterans Day?” he asked.
I hate being so darn predictable. “Why, yes I am,” I replied.
He pulled up a chair and began to explain the plight of the veteran. “A major part of healing is forgetting and moving on,” he said. Although he understood the importance of Veterans Day, he stressed that in order to progress, veterans must find some resolution with the past and consequently let go.