The moment in between

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I received this postcard from Russia, sent by a nine-year old girl. It’s a moment from World War II. The Red Army.  Three cute boys taking a break from being the enemy and reading a letter while behind them, a soldier tries to move around camouflaged as a hay stack.  Was it from family, friend or lover?  The picture really conveys the power of the handwritten message. It’s a piece of home with a slice of hope. Maybe it even carries the scent of the sender. They are adorable as they read, connecting with home and the world  from which they long to return.  What happened next? Did they live, die, or kill someone five minutes later? I guess we’ll never know but those that see this picture can remember these boys in their happy moment, existing somewhere before death or salvation.

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1 Response to “ The moment in between”


  1. 1 Inga May 1, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Oh, well done…Bravo my friend!! I have read this one many times over. Your words captured my attention all the way thru, but this line really stuck out for me ‘the power of the handwritten message’. And now I will read it again…


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