The Cost

“Maybe,” he said hesitantly, “maybe there is a beast…What I mean is…maybe it’s only us.”

–William Golding, Lord of the Flies

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, that specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane, he had to fly them.

–Joseph Heller, Catch-22

This is another photograph from the Travelling Wall. It is a collection of dog tags with the names of all of those who have died in the Global War on Terror.

It continues to grow.

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