http://65redroses.livejournal.com/343.html http://www.65redroses.com/ This is simultaneously one of the most inspiring and horrifying things I have ever inflicted on myself. For the past hour I have been browsing this young woman's journal entries, the first of which appeared on July 15, 2006 and lasted up until she finally died from cystic fibrosis a month ago on March 27th. Perhaps this is symptomatic of our social obsession with voyeurism, but I can't deny its ther*peutic value to people suffering from similarly debilitating conditions. When no one else understands, you are forced to turn to those who do. Many of her journal entries feature comments from people with names that are struck through, and I can only presume that those people have also since passed away. Some died during the course of their correspondence, and the entries which memorialize them are strewn with photographs of her sobbing and rambling, emotional outpourings. The entire thing is a train wreck of humanity. I cannot even imagine such a thing happening to my son. My grief and fury would be beyond the scope of understanding. Anyway, enjoy.