Sergeant Steve Blake has spent six months in Afghanistan as the photographer with the British Army's Combat Camera Team, capturing life on the front line in Helmand province.
The music, Where Ever You Are, is by Paul Mealor written for the Military Wives Choir whose letters to their loved ones out in Afghan provided the words.
I fight. Not simply with my opponent. I fight with the demons of doubt. With my exhaustion, with my past failures, with my injuries, with my anonymity, with the unrelenting voice that tells me to stop. But I am a fighter. And one thing is sure. I will be victorious.
Gosh darn it, why can I never hear that music without getting grit in my eye?
Jitatomoni Urami Kakotsu Kokoronashi - advice I am very poor at implementing
Rembo no michi omoi kokoro nashi - proof that not all old wisdom is all that wise
"The tough part comes when you SEE the world the way it really is and want to go back to how you used to see it--and can't. ." - Andy Moynihan
"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error." U.S. Supreme Court in American Communications Association v. Douds
Donít cry because itís over. Smile because it happened.