January 27, 2005

Train Wrecks

When he made superficial cuts on his wrists and chest, that was a gesture.

When he parked his vehicle on the tracks and then fled because he lost his nerve, that was a gesture.

When a train smashed into his vehicle and killed at least 11, injuring almost 200, that was a reality.

He didn't understand until it was too late, because he lived in a culture that valued gesture above reality.

Meanwhile in Iraq…