“ and I wonder if Beethoven held his breath
the first time his fingers touched the keys
the same way a soldier holds his breath
the first time his finger clicks the trigger.
We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe.


Someone once told me that rebuilding Iraq was like playing a game of Jenga, you can spend all your time stacking blocks, but eventually those blocks will be hindered in some way and they might even fall apart leaving you to start all over again. However, I believe that with a little precision, patience, and teamwork you can always find new and innovative ways to stack those blocks up again and to keep them up.