Erin Faith Allen

War and Trauma

One Button …

This button. Light as a feather. Heavy as a ton of bricks. I had the opportunity to hold it recently, supposedly a fragment of a concentration camp uniform. If true, this button held together the literal lifeline of a man in the face of unbearable uncountable minutes turned to hours turned to days. Months if he was lucky ... but then I guess luck doesn't have much to do with any of those minutes where life and death were superimposed grotesquely on top of one another in those horrible  ...

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Life Musings

September 11, 2001

That bright blue sky day 16 years ago. That shaken nation. That girl who became aware of the collective of humanity, brought together by the depths of inhumanity, in a jarring and traumatizing plane crash cacophony.   We have all seen things we can't unsee. For me, this day of days and week of  ...

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