Thursday, May 27, 2021

MIA

“Good morning world. What comes to your mind when I write the words MIA? And as, you are trying to SURVIVE THE FACTS OF LIFE, sometimes do you feel like you are..... Missing Insight as you are Aging? And asking you those MISSING IN ACTION questions, with another Holiday or HOLLOW day coming our way. I need to change my LIFE SAVING theme one more time to what remains. So trying to always keep my blog current with the FACTS OF LIFE that will affect you night and day. As most of you know, while looking forward to a new Holiday going by in a row..... We have yet another long week end coming. That means, we are once more about ready to CELEBRATE some-thing! So, once again we are about ready to Celebrate SOME THING that will Mean Everything to some. And Nothing to Others! Therefore, knowing some THING else to celebrate or Ignore will soon be arriving shore to shore! I am once more getting ready to change my thoughts and themes, from boats, ships, and moving on, to something MISSING IN ACTION in between. But, since some of you might not know what that ANY OF THAT MEANS. I thought I would clarify what all of that means…. with something that really did happen to me. And once again that was something that meant EVERY THING to ALOT OF PEOPLE! And yet to others meant nothing. And since that clarification is again necessary. Because a few of you still do not know the difference between Celebrating, Memorializing, being MIA commemorating….. Or Ignoring! I thought I would start off early.... talking about MEMORIAL DAY. So moving on from the other THINGS I have been writing about…. that have been affecting or infecting you in different ways. Let’s think about what all goes into a MEMORIAL DAY! And thinking about MEMORIAL DAY in many different ways.... Here’s another inquiry for you.... as you are going along your way.... HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MIA? And putting that M-ost I-mportant A-nswer attached to that MIA question another way. While MISSING INSIGHT as you are AGING! Have you ever felt like YOU were MISSING IN ACTION in your life’s stay? Next asking you that needing RESCUE question as another important holiday OR HOLLOW-DAY is coming our way. I thought I would again change my posts direction today. That means, I will now be thinking about what it REALLY means to be MIA! And what it really means to be MISSING! I will additionally be writing about....What MISSING IN ACTION really means! I will further be asking you as you are MISSING INSIGHT as you are AGING! What it feels like to be MIA awake or asleep. And that will be very interesting! Because several years ago I was reminded...what MISSING IN ACTION really means. That’s why, right now as I am considering the difference between Celebrating, Memorializing, Commemorating …..Also IGNORING! In that refresher course of what being Lost, Missing, and Alone really feels like..... While drawing on a personal experience of mine.....that should change everybody's life. Thinking more about the Reality of War-time..... And thinking less about a holiday. I am again writing about the Endless Night in a different way! Because remembering that MEMORIAL DAY IS EVERYDAY ALL OF THE TIME! As war has once again come to our minds. Today I have once again been reminded what MIA really means in many people’s lives. Because TWO YEARS ago at this time. I was on an airplane flight with the SKELETAL REMAINS of a WORLD WAR 2 MISSING IN ACTION Airman whose bones had just come out of hiding after being located. And with that MIA thought always fresh on my mind EVERY MEMORIAL DAY. Likewise with that touching experience never fading from my inner minds sight. That means, TWO YEARS ago we were flying with a HERO OF THE FIGHT…… YES WE ARE FLYING WITH THE BONEY REMAINS OF AN MIA! Who until that new relocation day.... had once been MIA for many days and nights! Bottom line, I was on the flight with a MISSING IN ACTION AIRMAN who after his failed crash landing 72 YEARS BEFORE when he was fighting in the war......... Truly understood what MIA stood for. Because understanding the pain and sacrifices of War.....after he Died a world away.... much later as his MIA bones had been rescued and freed from their UN-RESTFUL PLACE..... OUR COUNTRYS HERO was coming home to stay....after being lost in isolation on a distant shore SO FAR AWAY. That means, TWO YEARS ago I was on a flight with a missing son, brother, lover, husband and or uncle or father, whose Bones were finally coming back Home to the ones he loved! Bottom line one more time. On that flight after many people had been tirelessly searching for what remained of him… dark to light for over SEVENTY YEARS! A LIFE TIME later after ending his last FATAL trip......... I was flying in the Sky with A MAN WHO HAD ONCE BEEN MISSING IN ACTION MOST OF HIS LIFE! And as he took his final flight that was bringing him back to the life he left behind. MANY THINGS THEN….. WERE ON MY MIND. Because, as our wheels on the ground touched down. Finally the lost MIA had been found! So, as many in his life had shed a million silent tears wishing he would come back to them alive after he roamed over the years..... instead.....quietly living the MIA life.... of the dead..... all alone..... in that flight into the sky..... I was thankful that at least his Bones had finally returned….HOME. And in the announcement that a HERO was on board our plane….laying cold in the cargo hole….. In the thoughts of the day TWO OF MY YEARS AGO! I was Commemorating the fact that the lonely Bones of this once misplaced MIA HERO….. Finally were coming back HOME to stay ! So, knowing his Bones were coming home...that was a great day in so many ways! That's why, as his hopes and dreams had once laid missing in a jungle for decades... Or had been rotting on a beach head. Or had been found behind some closed door. While TEARS TURNED INTO YEARS! Going around the bend... THE MIA HAD BEEN FOUND! And with his BONES no longer laying lost in the ground. ON HIS BONES FINAL FLIGHT BACK HOME. While crying silent tears, I was Rejoicing with him that his BONES WERE NO LONGER ALONE! But I was also commiserating with his family and friends that his smile had not come home. So it was bitter sweet…. Celebrating the fact that the once missing MIA Airman had been found...… And needless to say that MIA Story STILL BRINGS TEARS to my eyes and many MEMORIAL thoughts to my mind. Because like so many kids….. I too had a darling, strong, brave Daddy who fought in World War 2 during that terrible time. Happily, however my daddy came back alive. Unhappily, however there are still many MIA HERO’S remains….. who even today are lying deep in a silent sleep resting uneasily in lost graves with no light. Bottom line, there are STILL other HERO MIA's resting underneath the hidden moonlight. Who still are today sleeping below the circling hawks…covered up by the lonely rocks, or waves, in unknown unmarked graves. And unable to talk or walk their Bones are still missing, while resting underneath their lonely unmarked spots. So, as the MIA continue to lay in Unknown Graves. Knowing what MEMORIAL DAY …and MIA…..really means to so many who went away.... LIKEWISE KNOWING WHAT MEMORIAL DAY STILL MEANS TO OTHERS WHO STAYED BEHIND WAITING FOR THEM TO COME BACK TO SAFE. Today I still appreciate the fact... that we are all.... looking for our Missing Secretly, Weeping, Sleeping Veterans as their story.... and bones also need a Happy Ending one day. Therefore knowing that…. Missing means….lost and out of sight. Action means….. an act of something that has already happened or will soon arrive. That Celebrating..... means Rejoicing one more time…. Memorializing..... means Remembering what was left behind….. And Commemorating...... means Many, Many, things in life! Everybody needs to know that there's a lot of meaning to the special day and night...... also the Armed forces motto…that states.... LEAVE NONE ALONE! NO NEVER LEAVE ANYBODY BEHIND! TAKE THEM ALL HOME! But Wait... in his MIA history! WAS HE REALLY MISSING? And asking you that MISSING IN ACTION Cliff hanging question. Join me back here tomorrow as I finish my thoughts on MEMORIAL DAY. Then as you read about more about my experiences as they also pertain to your days . We will all be able to understand further what MIA really means in so many different ways." Joslin Fitzgerald ...The Mary Author

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