Friday, November 02, 2007

The stray thoughts of people under stress

by shamanic

Check out the graffiti scrawlings of US troops in Kuwait as they circulate in and out of Iraq, penned onto a latrine wall. It's emotionally reminiscent of PostSecret and provides a unique window into the inner lives of people living under incredible stress.

Picture #6 in particular jumped out at me, with the heartfelt message to God and family strikingly invalidated by another soldier. As the BagnewsNotes crew says, in the killing fields, "feelings become a liability, needing to be numbed out," or slurred away when they inevitably rise up.

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