I saw on CBS.com (and a number of other blogs) that footage of Anne Frank, the Jewish teenager who died at the hands of the Nazis and whose diary has been published and read by many, has recently been discovered. In the video, a neighbor of Anne's is leaving to go to a wedding. Anne is looking out her window. It's easy to recognize her shadowed eyes and dark hair.
You can see the video here.
Of course, I got lost in a timesuck of watching Anne Frank videos and reading about her life, her family, and her legacy. I read the Diary of Anne Frank when I was around her age, and I remember feeling so sad. I could relate to her in many ways, but there were other things in her life that I had no way of comprehending. Heady, heady stuff for a young teenager. I probably would have had a breakdown in her situation. As I often remind Brian, I have little, if any, survival instinct and I might not fare well in a do-or-die situation.
Heady, heady stuff for a Tuesday.