Peru pics and a bummer weekend
If you hadn’t noticed from the Flickr widget on the bottom right, I put up some pictures of our Peru trip. Feel free to check out the set [here].
That particular group of photos are a sort of combination of Sarah, Adrian and my shots. We pooled all of our photos when we got back and, since we were frequently taking pictures of the same thing at the same time, I don’t remember who took what on certain occasions.
Adrian has his own gallery of shots. He takes much better photos than I, so the better pics in the above album are probably his!
On a more somber note, one of the public affairs instructors died suddenly over the weekend. He was the Navy chief I wrote about earlier concerning the refrigerator. He chilled out considerably since that incident and I’m really sorry he’s gone. I’d talked to him on several occasions as we worked together. He spent time on the same base in Japan where I lived as a kid—stuff like that.
It’s crazy how things just happen like that. In the military I’m used to hearing that so-n-so was badly injured—or was killed, as it happened in Iraq often enough. In college there were a few freak deaths.
But it always sort of takes your breath away when it happens. I’m not so jaded as to not feel anything just yet. It’s interesting how unnatural death seems. It’s like we’re not ever ready for it. It just comes and we’re left to adjust. It’s inevitable, as the current march of mortality goes; but as God never meant for man to die, the cold chill of it is striking.