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Battle of one survivor

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Battle of one survivor

Postby JenDen84 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:35 pm

I deployed to Iraq. Shortly after I returned home, I had a strange and scary dream. I was in the middle of some village somewhere, but it looked more like the US than Iraq. There was gun shots and boombs that you could hear but not see. Then this small pick up truck pulled up beside me and one of the guys I deployed with (one I wasn't all that close to) was sitting in the back and yelled at me to get in. I got in the bed of the truck. There was the driver, and passanger, then four of us in the bed. I only knew the one guy. We drove around the block and fired at those firing at us, yet I couldn't see anyone. Somehow when the truck pulled back to where it picked me up, I caught my breath and when I looked around, I was the only survivor in the truck. I just can't seem to figure out what that means.
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Re: Battle of one survivor

Postby briandb » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:42 pm

Hey! To me this says the battle continues even at home, but against specters and the imagination. I think the casualties in the truck are telling us that the battle is still real, even though the bullets and bombs are not. To end the battle, imagine you and the other guys stepping out of the truck unarmed. Stand tall in the middle of the village, and know you’ll be fine no matter how many invisible enemies there are. You’ll be facing memories and fears. As you find peace here, the attacks will stop.

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