I kissed my son and my wife good night. I told
her that I needed a fire, whiskey, and cigar.
She smiled... Knowing why I really wanted to
I sit, drink, and smoke. I watch the shadows
dance in the fire light. I listen to the fire's
crackle... And for a few moments I
For just a moment I can see my men's
shadows on some forgotten Mountain Trail.
For a moment I can hear the creaking of
equipment and the soft patter of boots. Fora
moment I am back in my valley.
For a moment I stare at the stars, like the way
I would every so often on ambush.... I breathe
the cold winter air..
I finish my drinks, and my.cigar.. I go back
inside. I tuck my son in and smile.
I crawl in bed with my wife. She hugs me and
I just smile.. And kiss her good night.