I often hear that question from excited faces
who have just learned of the massacring of an entire country.
They point out something Obama said about regret in an article — they shake their heads wanting me to acknowledge that they now realize he is not perfect.
They reference an HBO documentary — because that makes it real.
It’s really depressing stuff, is what they’ll usually follow the question
with then unveil their expertise.
Syria is not a fad.
It’s not a topic for you to pick up like a handbag as you leave
the Nordstrom store, show off to your friends for weeks on end, then leave off with your pile of to-go’s in two months.
–Flose Boursiquot, loudmouth ((goo.gl/BCX3Ub))