A Window Without a View

Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 13 August 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is a window at the Burlington County Prison Museum. The window was too high to see out of.

For a much larger more detailed view go here.

A few days ago I asked for good thoughts for some pending news. Well I got the news and it was not what I was hoping. Many of you know that my oldest son is a soldier serving in the Army since 2005. His contract for active duty was due to be up in September and with terminal leave he was hoping to be home in mid August and enter his 4 year inactive reserve period. He found out that he is to be stoplossed and will deploy to Iraq for another 12 month tour this fall.

This was not the news we were hoping for but it is what it is and it was not completely unexpected. He is proud of his service but he was ready to return to civilian life, pick up where he left off, and return to college to finish his degree. Now he will not get out until early 2011.

It is tough to think of going through another deployment. I did not handle it very well last time. I think I hardly slept for those 15 months, constantly checking the computer for any message any news. Staying up until ungodly hours waiting for him to email me anything. Sometimes I would hear from him daily and then other times it would be weeks between communications. I'm not sure how I will handle it this time. I know as difficult as it is for me it is far tougher on him and his fellow soldiers. I will just ask that everyone please keep him in your thoughts.

He will be home for block leave in a few days for about 2 weeks. We are looking forward to spending some family time together before the younger two return to school and he goes back to Iraq.

NIKON D700 1/20 second F/8.0 ISO 500 35 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

NIKON D700
1/20 second
F/8.0
ISO 500
35 mm

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