The Smell Of Coming Home :-)

I'm stationed in Hawaii in the military and my unit just returned from a year in Iraq. We landed at 3AM in a typical Hawaiian early morning rain squall and drove up to the base to turn in our weapons and collect our bags. The building that we did the weapons turn in at is right on the edge of a patch of jungle and when I stepped outside after the rain had stopped and took a breath... I knew I was finally HOME! The smell of the jungle, the tropical air, the fresh rain, they were all things that I had been missing dearly (and didn't even really know it).
FreeThinkerJames FreeThinkerJames
31-35, M
2 Responses Jul 14, 2010

Thanks, it's great to be home :-)

Thanks for sharing that nicely crafted little glimpse of you. It was kind of personal and sweet and spoke well of you. By the way - welcome home, soldier.