This project scares me.
As I read stories of war, disability, history
I become inundated in the images
I have both seen
and created for myself in my mind
As Tim O'brien admits
the truth becomes skewed when viewed through the convex mirror of storytelling.
It is part truth and part story.
As an artist creating a work
I have not the tools that a therapist possesses
and as such
I am partially afraid that I will, too,
inherit a war and a disability I have not lived
That was partially my intention.
To begin to know
That does not mean it still doesn't scare me.