• israel •

• israel •
The girl wants to go to Israel, to “do service,” over the Spring Break. “No,” is not really an option, to my way of thinking.
I left home at seventeen, and worked on boats in the Gulf of Mexico – best and worst (experiences) of my life – wouldn’t trade it for anything.
“Tell her it’s her decision,” I say. “As long as she accepts personal responsibility.”
‘Girls’ like her have saved the lives of soldiers in North Africa, in WWII (I’ve met them); indeed, women have served with distinction throughout our history. Now, some fly sorties over hostile territory. Some will be Presidents, one day. Wouldn’t put it past her. (Sigh.) My little girl. “Yes,” is what I say.
~ Tim Burchfield



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