Sack Of Monkeys In My Pocket

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That’s the name of a well-written and popular blog by a woman named Laura Linger.

Back in October, when her younger brother was redeployed to iraq, she wrote:

This is for you, my darling, wonderful, intelligent, hilarious, beautiful baby brother.

You see, these are the only kinds of things that I can do for you now. Meaningless gestures commemorating a loss that my brain can barely comprehend. Forget about my heart. It’s broken. And I don’t think it will ever be any other way ever again. you being alone that way.

Laura opposed the war, and was deeply troubled that her brother was fighting in it.

Yesterday, Laura posted this:

My brother was killed in Iraq today.