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Week 6 Beld

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This is Week 6 journal entry from Alex Beld, who is a student reporter for the War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 3, Warriors & Students multimedia project.
Week 6 Beld

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After reading the stories from the New York Times that Grace sent to the class I have started to understand Nick and his reluctance to tell certain stories. It is similar to why I no longer go too into detail about the time I gave CPR to a woman whose name I can no longer remember. At first you want to tell people every single detail, to get it out somehow. Eventually when people ask it starts to feel tiresome and heavy, in a way that isn’t necessarily emotionally taxing but it almost becomes hard to remember. These days when people ask me “You gave CPR to someone?!” I usually just respond with “Yeah, they died. It really sucked.” I think what it is, is that when you are finally done telling a story, it takes someone special to get you to open up that door again. When Nick told me he wouldn’t tell me his stories like this I was, at first, disappointed. I thought that I wouldn’t be able to have an interesting story but I’ve realized that the mixture of what Nick has told me and his unwillingness to tell his other stories has told me more than enough.

 

 

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