1. "~The first question was, who told you you were wrong
for breathing? Who tried to erase you?"
GodDAMN. Also read part two.
2. I was one of the fortunate ones who was not directly touched by 9-11, but i was deeply affected at the time. And the war triggered by that event cost my brother his leg and his peace of mind and his energy and his health and a lot of his skin and bone and flesh and blood and many sleepless nights and, for a little while, his dignity. And i am still one of the fortunate ones, for so many others have lost so much more. It's odd, the things that strike us, the things that hold our memories.
Ask me if I remember any of their far-away names,
those swallowed by that black September day.
I will say no, but I do remember hers.
3. The Oatmeal: proving, once again, that comics are more than illustrated jokes to hang on your refrigerator or cubicle. Read this whole thing, all six pages, and know that this last page was written straight out of my brain.
"And the buzzing roar of the world is nothing compared to the noise inside my head. I'm an introspective person, and sometimes I think too much, about my job and about my life."
Also, we definitely have the same demons. The first two in particular. Which is terrifyingly comforting.