A piece of art caused me to have an emotional reaction. Is that normal?
Well. This is giving me some feelings.
I was privileged to serve with a company of men who would make me far more than I would have been without them. And that losing one of those men had hurt so badly that I’d buried the thought of him, thinking that somehow that would help me avoid the pain.
Better, I’ve since learned, to turn into those waves and dive. So on that day in 2004 when I visited the cemetery where is Skip is buried, I looked at the white marble cross at that name - Sgt. Warren H. Muck - and thought of the kid who swam in the Niagara. The march to Atlanta. The smile. I knelt, placed flowers at the base of that cross. Prayed. All the things I’d done before when I’d come to see his grave. Only this time I did something different, long overdue, and hard but freeing.
I cried sixty years worth of tears.
Easy Company Soldier, Sgt. Don Malarkey
How’s it going in there, Kyle? The first six months I was in solitary, I did push-ups every day and I never talked to myself. The next six months, I stopped doing push-ups and I - I confess - I did talk a little to myself. The six months after that, those next six months? Kyle… you don’t wanna know what happened then. [closes trunk]
I love his expression in the second cap.
By now everyone has seen Stephen Colbert’s opening statement during a hearing of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Security. But the most interesting moment was what happened at the end. Judy Chu, US Representative for California asks: “Mr. Colbert, you could work on so many issues, why are you interested in this issue?”
There is a brief pause. Colbert nervously brushes his fingers through his hair, and in the background you can hear the flick, flick, flicker of the cameras going off until they become a steady tap like a storm. It is in this moment that we see Colbert the character become Colbert the person and he says:
“I like talking about people who don’t have any power. And this seemed like one of the least powerful people in the United States are migrant workers who come and do our work but don’t have any rights as a result, and yet we still invite them to come here and at the same time ask them to leave and that’s an interesting contradiction to me. And you know, ‘what’s so ever you do for the least of my brothers.’ And these seemed like the least of our brothers—right now and lot of people are least brothers right now because the economy is so hard, and i don’t want to take any one’s hardship away from them or diminish anything like that, but migrant workers suffer and have no rights.”