use some mercy now

11/16/11

I typically view anything occurring on the cover of “Us” or “People” magazine the same way I view wet barf on the subway platform, but the story of Gabrielle Gifford’s recovery from the shooting in January transcends all that. If you didn’t see 20/20 on Tuesday night, I’m pretty sure you can go here and watch it in its entirety.

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she’s our age, y’all

I remember a neurosurgeon saying “we know everything about the brain except what it does,” and it’s this central mystery that makes Gabby’s story so frustrating and magical at the same time. I know this: I was trying not to cry so hard during it that I could barely breathe.

Oh, and she looks a lot like Jane Wiedlin now, and man, there are worse things in life.

0 thoughts on “use some mercy now

  1. jje

    I sobbed my way through it. What an amazing woman, what an amazing husband, what an amazing story. I really want to read their book now.

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  2. Kjf

    Gabby Giffords is one of the few positive things in this crazy cakes state I live in. But even after her shooting it is legal to carry a concealed weapon into a bar in AZ. AND we have a state gun. Is it any wonder Sarah Palin moved here?

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  3. L

    ‘I typically view anything occurring on the cover of “Us” or “People” magazine the same way I view wet barf on the subway platform’
    You say to yourself, “I hope no one saw that thing from the cover of Us or People come out of my mouth. I’ll never go to Brandy Library again.”?

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