Poignant thoughts… something to chew on the next time you are tempted to ask a first responder about their most harrowing experiences.
The camera caught me in an unguarded moment. We all have our demons.
This post has nothing to do with my book (available in ebook, paperback, and hardcover!), which I’m sure you’ll find a welcome relief. In fact, it isn’t about writing or history at all. It’s about a question. A question which I frequently find myself being asked (as in once every few months). Though the person asking never asks it with malicious intent, it nonetheless invokes strong emotions in me. So consider this a PSA. The scenario usually unfolds like this:
“So you are a retired firefighter, right?”
“What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen?”
Do youreally want to know? Do youreally want that inside your head? Because I’d gladly give it to you if it meant it would be out of mine. Do you want to know the sound a person makes…
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