It’s a rainy and dark day in Seattle. As I was drinking my coffee before work I checked the Mosul live stream, so I could see how the battle was going. It’s hard to tell what’s going on, but as the sun set you can see fire, intermittent explosions, and small arms fire.
In the foreground of the camera you can see fireflies as well, flying around like tracers encircling the war.
It’s hard to imagine that in this picture there are so many men younger than me desperately fighting, some having fun and most terrified.
Anyway, time to work.