People out there…are still walking around wounded…the route from combat to cure is…a coherent story about yourself.

—Edward W. Wood, Jr., WWII veteran

The soldier arrives home to discover that the war he has returned from has already been forgotten, and because he has survived as a witness to it, neither he nor his country are innocent. Both try to dream again, the soldier by remembering himself before the war, and the country by forgetting the soldier it sent away.

—From Dust to Dust, by Benjamin Busch, reprinted in Standing Down