The resemblance between Hawkeye and Trapper and my sisters (Kay and Emma) and I is unmistakable. Except their tent is the Swamp while our room is the Flat. And they drink martinis while we drink coffee. And they play poker while we play spades.
There's this weird connection between the colonels and my parents. My Mom and Colonel Potter would get along very well, I think. He is a commanding personality and capital leader but also "one of the guys". Even though I missed Henry I love Col. Potter and wish I had him for a grandfather...plus I can't help but laugh out loud when he gets mad. When I see Henry Blake all I can see is my dear pop. And I mean that in the best that's-why-we-love-him sorta way. Except minus the fishing. Because he hates fishing. (Ironically, my mom loves fishing.)
Sydney Freeman is brilliant. And can we all agree Trapper > BJ? Enough said.
But the series isn't all martinis and Hawaiian shirts. There are serious, even dark moments. Because we're talking about war. And while perhaps war is sometimes necessary, it is dark and the death of so many should ever be taken lightly. It disturbs me, the cavalier manner with which war, violence and death is so often regarded. Maybe it's because there is so much darkness in the world our senses have grown dull to the horror. Or maybe it's because we are too far from the suffering and ourselves have never experienced the pain and loss.
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I don't pretend to have the answers to these questions. I'm not used to not having the answers. In a lot of ways, I'm glad I do not. Ultimately, I'm thankful I do not have to know the answers and I don't have to make the decision. God's will be done. Because, when you know God...when I reflect on His heart, love and position as the Creator of life, I can say "God's will be done" and truly mean it. And rest in His design. I can trust what He brings to past is best...will bring to past love and life...and, ultimately, will bring Him glory.
This wasn't where I was headed with this post. I have rambled and this is where we have arrived.
Thank you for reading.
please note this mention is not a blank endorsement of the show. there is a lot of mature content, especially in the first few seasons. use common sense, people.