I had a lousy day yesterday. I won't go into details, other than to say that after a stressful, difficult day, I came home to find two rejections in my email. To say I was bummed would be an understatement.
Today didn't start much better.
Then I found out from a friend that her cousin is a "casualty of the war in Iraq."
It sort of puts things in perspective. Yes, my past two days have been stressful for me, but they are as nothing to what this young man's family is going through.
My thoughts and prayers to this family and to all the families who have lost a loved one.
"Writing is a political instrument..." - James Baldwin