from the May issue of O Magazine
I strongly suggest taking a moment to read this article, "Finding Ashton" from the latest issue of O Magazine, about a woman soldier in Afghanistan. I just finished it and I cannot get over its beauty and power. This is what journalism is capable of, a transcendent moment as a reader where the words on a page become something tangible and vital and real. I know without a doubt that this will stay with me. It absolutely broke my heart.