Postcards from Tradocia

urge to merge

(Thanks to Xteen for the title on this one.)

Almost everyone who had a boyfriend or girlfriend before our deployment got married prior to leaving. During our three days of active duty at Hastings, there was a mad rush to the computer by people clutching shiny new marriage certificates who had to update their finance information – marriage + deployment = bonus $$$!

A few guys are also going to be new fathers while we’re away. This made me think about the procreational urge – throughout history, I suppose the departing warriors have always sought to leave progeny behind, so that in some way they can live on even if cut down during battle. Of course, the chances of coming back alive from Iraq are infinitely greater than that of coming back from, say, Thermopylae or Sekigahara, but despite our “civilized” nature primitive drives still rule.

1 Comment

  1. Erica

    lol ….no comment (ironically)

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