Sometimes I wish, I wish I’d … The first time I got hit, I was shot in the foot. I could have laid down, I mean, who gives a fuck now if I was a hero or not? I was paralyzed, castrated that day. Why? It was all so stupid! I’d have my dick and my balls now, and some days, Timmy, some days I think I’d give everything I believe in, everything I got, all my values, just to have my body back again, just to be whole again. But I’m not whole; I never will be, and that’s, that’s the way it is, isn’t it?
Born on the Fourth of July, Ron Kovic