450 (four five zero) - adjective. It's used by military in the meaning "everything is fine" or "everything is calm".
Yes, I know that's not the case now. Or...? Nick and I look happy in the photo. There are no shells exploding around us, and the sky is not covered with smoke. We are not hungry, not thirsty, not wounded, our cloth a clean. And we are together.
These photos were taken by my new friend. I first met her and her husband as a volunteer in the first days of the war. A photo of us with Nick together was requested by his mother as a gift for her birthday. This is a very unusual request, but it can be understood. She has 2 sons, both of them are currently in the Armed Forces. No wonder she misses them and worries about them. Although she is a strong woman, and does not show her feelings.
They celebrated yesterday, on Saturday, and all family came to her place. Only Nick (and I) couldn't make it, Nick wasn't allowed to leave the service. But we're going to pay her a visit today. It will be a #SublimeSunday and #BeautifulSunday indeed! Every chance to get outside the city is wonderful!
I gonna buy flowers for her, because every woman love flowers. I don't want to buy roses, I would like to find something more simple and sincere, maybe peonies, or hyacinths... We'll see.
Yesterday I printed the photo and bought a wooden frame for it. I couldn't choose one and printed two, I picked those in which we are smiling and happy, the photo that definitely makes you smile when you look at it.
Everything will be 450.