The longest I was away from home was 6 months on an aircraft carrier. That wasn't a whole lotta fun since I'm such a family guy, who loves his kids and wife. That's the main reason I left the service. I couldn't let my kids grow up without me being there for them every day. But they're all grown up now, and I'm almost an empty nester.
It's a sad world where when a partner is away, the other partner might feel frightened, either for themself, or for the spouse who is not at home. I long for a world wherein everyone can feel secure in mind, body, and personal property. But it probably won't happen in my lifetime. Indeed, I don't think there was ever such a world, at least not on this planet.
But we can each of us do our best to spread decency through our actions and example. That way, the world is just a little better place.
Seeeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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