What happens when everything that seems normal and stable changes? Life changed that day. Then, life was different. We looked at each other differently. We were Americans. “For” each other. “With” each other. In unity. Then, we weren’t.
The most wonderful and painful thing in the entire world is to truly love people with your whole heart. I hope you know what it feels like to love a child, a lover, a spouse, a friend, a parent or grandparent or somebody so much that you delight in expressing the love you feel. Not for any reason other than to bless them.
Some may call it a daydream. Others a vision. I don’t know what really happened to me in the shower this morning…but it happened. And the weight of it still hangs in the air.
With eyes shut, head back, hot water running over my head and down my body, all awareness of standing in my bathroom shower left and it was as if I was in a corner of a dark room watching an interview take place between an elderly woman and a young male journalist.