Your brain's recognition system is neither simple nor always predictable. Have you ever felt sure you'd seen your friend's face in a crowd only to realize that you'd just creeped out a stranger by staring too long?
Before I could think it through, I reached for my credit card and phoned the number on the screen. I knew I had to do it immediately because there were only 6,003 Tan Towels left, and their phone lines were lighting up.
How does a woman veteran resettle into society? She's either shut off or exhausted her sensitivity in order to serve and survive. She's put her life on hold and has seen so much that the rest of us can't even imagine. She's not the same person she was before. She can't be.