Thankfully, I know nothing of what it is like to serve in a war zone. I also know nothing about post-traumatic stress disorder. The winner of my Post of the Month trophy for September knows about both of these things. In a very personal and moving post that must have been difficult to write, Oedipus Lex tells of his experiences in the army and, more particularly, since leaving it. "You don’t go on operations and come back the same person" he says, yet society seems to know little about the problem, and care even less.
Think it would be fatuous for me to say, as I usually do at this point in these posts, that I am sending Oedipus Lex some amusingly appropriate prize. Instead, I hope that writing the post has some small cathartic effect for him, and I thank him for sharing his experiences with us.
'PTSD — An Introspective' wins my Post of the Month trophy for September.