INSIGHTS: The Most Poignant Piece of Prose You May Ever Read

I picked up John Scalzi’s novel Old Man’s War one day because I was looking for some good Science Fiction and noticed that it had received a Hugo nomination for best novel in 2006. It was only after completing five of his works that I discovered his blog Whatever. Well yesterday he posted on his blog what I would classify as one of the most poignant pieces of prose I have ever read. Here is a snip but you must visit his site to read the entire piece entitled Things I Don’t Have to Think About Today.

Today I don’t have to think about those who hear “terrorist” when I speak my faith.
Today I don’t have to think about men who don’t believe no means no.
Today I don’t have to think about how the world is made for people who move differently than I do.
Today I don’t have to think about whether I’m married, depending on what state I’m in.
Today I don’t have to think about how I’m going to hail a cab past midnight.

Today I don’t have to think about whether store security is tailing me.
Today I don’t have to think about the look on the face of the person about to sit next to me on a plane.
Today I don’t have to think about eyes going to my chest first.
Today I don’t have to think about what people might think if they knew the medicines I took.
Today I don’t have to think about getting kicked out of a mall when I kiss my beloved hello.

Please read the piece in it’s entirety.

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