Today I took my houseguest to the JFK Memorial in downtown Dallas. We paged through a book in the museum gift shop, slowly reliving the national tragedy of the assassination. Afterward, [bxA] we hit a Mexican restaurant that's been featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives. We've had a great few days together, connecting over our shared loss of connection.
Dallas, TX - JFK Memorial Plaza
Tonight I came home late to learn on Facebook that a good friend's brother was killed by extremists in Syria. For many months my friend's been posting photos of all his slain friends. Helplessly, today I "liked" his posts and changed my profile pic so as to remove my smiling face, marveling all the while at how well Facebook keeps us connected to our disconnectedness.