Bear with me…
Bear with me, today will be light. I’m fine, and back from the Shrine for a third time in three days and I’m just too tired to write too much right now. My apologies.
But at least I was in the Shrine when the pilgrims made it in. Hundreds, thousands of them flooded the war zone and turned what was a burned out neighborhood into something almost festive — assuming you find RPGs cool (like I do.)
Anyway, I think this cease-fire is actually working. It’s giving the Mahdi militiamen time to leave the area and vacate the Shrine. We’ll see, obviously. There’s no way to ever be sure or anything in this place.
Going to rest a little now. Will try to blog more about today later.