Today I’m thankful for movies. I’ve always liked movies, but lately I’ve really come to appreciate them even more for the escape they provide. Before I deployed I saw a new movie every night I could because I wanted to think of something other than my impending departure.
I’m at training this week and there’s a REAL movie theater here! With recent releases! And popcorn! And it’s free!
I saw War Room the other day, not realizing it’s not actually a war movie, and tonight I saw Brooklyn because I’d heard about it on NPR. They’re even showing the new Star Wars movie next month, though sadly I’ll be gone by then.
It’s so surreal how I don’t even feel like I’m deployed right now. I definitely don’t feel like I’m at home, but things here are so built up that it’s hard to believe I’m in a war zone.