Thursday Re-View — Americans All

Perhaps not Americans all, but People all instead. It’s awful that someone should fear not being accepted because their faith is different when in fact the day itself was not a respecter of faiths and took all. This was one human reaching out to another on an important day. Lets multiply that kindness and do it every day.

Soul Gatherings

[9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication Week]

She was beautiful.

Dressed in a fashionable ensemble, a dusty rose hijab with black piping covering her hair, she stood hesitant, alone, lost.

I asked how I could help. Her voice quiet, reserved, she told me her son was not quite 19 years old when he was called to the towers on 9/11 as a first responder.

No, this 18-year-old young man did not die that day, at least not in the physical sense. Instead, what he saw that day brought him to a place for the living dead – into the world of addiction. Her son was living and breathing, but for 8 long years, they lost him to the downward spiral that was the world of drugs.

But they never gave up on him.

And now he was on his feet, clean and sober, struggling to view the world with clear and steady…

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Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J.
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6 Responses to Thursday Re-View — Americans All

  1. That was such a thoughtful and poignant post.it least it was optimistic at a personal level.

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  2. Wishing you a thriving Thursday. Hugs. 🙂

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  3. Theresa says:

    Thank you for the re-blog, David.

    Liked by 1 person

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