June 4th, 2022

john | June 5, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

This day is a big one in history.  June 4th.  Tank man.  There was a moment in my life where I was pretty emotionally torn up.  I mean, there has of course been more than one time, but the time I speak of, is the one that involves tank man.

It also involved the Buddhist monk Thit Quang Duc.  I still for some reason tear up when I think of these events.  I don't know why.  Hard not too I guess.  There are more of course, more events captured by the press.  But for some reason only a few impact me that deeply.

I guess it's the significance of the events.  The fact that I know about them over fifty years after they happened is proof, or something of the sort, of their significance.  It must be.  It's almost like a legend.

A legend of what though? The images and the stories of those events cause me overwhelming emotion.  Raw.  Yet, they are moments in history that changed something.  For better, or worse.  It's as if something in the human psyche knows, or can feel the impact of those events to the other humans.

Yet here I sit,  feeling the most real I have ever felt in my life.  Wondering why when I was so emotionally torn up those moments in history was what I seeked.  Or maybe they found me at that time.

I'll never know.  But I do know, that I know about them.

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