The Eyes of Babylon

March 15, 2011 – April 3, 2011

Lance Corporal Jeff Key recorded his experiences in Iraq in a small notebook kept in his cargo pocket. For entertainment, he read the journals to his fellow marines. These are the true words of a soldier at war performed by the marine himself. “At the time I was making those journal entries, I probably would have told you I was writing mostly so that if I was killed over there, my loved ones could have some idea of what I was going through. Now I know that I was more likely writing to some future version of myself . . . My time in Iraq was the most intensely spiritual time of my life. Sometimes, after a sleepless night on duty, I would stare into the rising sun and feel like the secrets of the ages had been whispered to me.”

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