@RealRugged sent me a song that he Adam Bomb had done, called The Hurtin’ Side. It broke me in two. This is what I saw and felt.
The war is just the beginning for so many of our soldiers; veterans of foreign wars our politicians commit us to and our soldiers fight for us. Yet when they return home, where is our gratitude? We are failing them.
This painting is going to the UK, to a Head Doc who is working with soldiers struggling to integrate back into ‘normal’ – I hope it connects, tells them there is an artist here who hears them. Unfortunately, his soldiers are in the majority stuck in the UK Prison System – an unacceptable number of returning UK Veterans end up exactly there. This has to change.