I last saw Tim in Brooklyn. In what was the worst and darkest of all years for me, 2009, Tim lived a few doors down the hallway in a Williamsburg warehouse converted to a warren of lofts. For me, it was the first time since 9/11 that I’d attempted to live outside of war, and I hit New York like a meteor plunging to earth. Each day, I vanished a little bit more on that black living-room couch until I was transparent, if not invisible altogether. Writhing with a pain I couldn’t understand, I caused nothing but pain to those around me. And yet there was Tim.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Former CNNer Michael Ware has written a stunning piece for Newsweek about the deaths of photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, both of whom he knew, and the emotional toll exacted on journalists who cover war:
The full column is online here: "To Walk With Ghosts"
(Michael has signed on to be a regular contributor to The Daily Beast, so hopefully we will be reading more from him in the future.)