Five minutes. Unscripted. Unedited. On unexpected.
Here I sit at the Dodge dealership watching televised observances from Arlington.
I stopped on the way back to the Cottage for an overdue oil change.
I didn’t expect to be here that long.
Usually I’m in and out.
But today is Veteran’s Day, and they are busy.
It’s a day to not only remember sacrifices, but to take care of business on a day off.
“Can I talk to you?” he asks.
It seems my front brakes are in need of attention. They have only ten percent left, whatever that means.
So while the Journey is lifted high, they will replace and renew.
And I have some unexpected time to sit–to listen to the National Anthem and the Battle Hymn and God Bless America.
We all need to put the brakes on sometimes.
To sit and listen.
And it strikes me that I’m living in the Land of the Unexpected right now.
In the Land of Watching and Waiting.
But to Him, nothing is unexpected.
He gave the ultimate sacrifice.
And He stands watch.