Waking to the News of David Gilkey’s Death

journalists memorial Newseum

Upon waking to news of NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey’s death in Afghanistan.

AT THE NEWSEUM, when I come to the wall of faces,
journalists who lost their lives while doing their jobs
so many and it’s for a single calendar year,
I face the same question I faced
in the exhibit of those embedded,
far from home,
lugging equipment,
surrounded by dust and gunfire,
not knowing what will happen next:
What makes these people tick?
And I am embarrassed at the small things that silence me.

See some of David Gilkey’s work.

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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