I had a nice coffee with Rebecka and Karolina this morning. We met at the Caffé Nero pretty early (8AM). The whole family is meeting at 9:30 to eat breakfast in the hotel. I wanted to get up early enough to get on the proper time zone. Karolina suggested doing an Internet free vacation. I’m not sure I want to do that, but I’ll cut back on checking the Internet.
Rebecka asked about my job. She asked how I felt working on something that was designed to kill people. I said that was a good question – difficult to answer. I have thought a lot about that, though not as much recently as I probably should. I do accept what I do, and think it is important. Though I really hope what I work on is never really used. I hope for peace, but am not a pacifist. My quick answer is that I think of it like a police officer carrying a gun. He wants to make sure it works, and that he can shoot well. But I’m sure most of them don’t ever want to use one for real. Maybe that is just a superficial answer to a difficult question.
We also talked about blogging. I think I write to give myself a record of what I do. It is a journal for me. I used to write a private journal. I can go back and find books with entries from random times in my life. I was never consistent with my writing. I am much more consistent with writing for my blog. Maybe it is the public nature that make me more willing to write. Though I mostly write it for myself – not for my two readers (thanks for reading Mom and Susanna).