posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 11:53 AM
My mental definitive illustration of that which you describe, LGM, is from the very opening minutes of the movie 'Saving Private Ryan' when those
first convoys of GI's (boys not even men mostly OMG) start to run aground at Normandy.
I know you've seen it. That is something I cannot imagine but courage of the sort that is all that's left. After seeing that i realized what a
hero my dad had been just for being there...and he was already gone over and not yet come back to me so all i could do to compensate for my wishing i
had seen it before...i saw men like him in a totally different light.
I saw heroes.
And then the description extended itself and i saw other types of people as heroes...i think it should go on like that until i see every single person
as a hero in their own determined moment and i think that will heal a lot of our ills (or rather set the mending in motion)
Rosa Parks is a hero
(because she refused to stand up!)
(because she refused to be put down)
(for literally turning the other cheek)
(for following MLK's example)
(just because she was an example of true and loyal womanhood )
- and all three were robbed of their heroes by needless acts of fear or violence
AND also Coretta Scott King...
ET and LGM i know both of you are heroes and truly noble about your service. Most people don't realize unless they also do what you do. But i do
realize and i love you both for what you do for all of us every day...without thought for yourselves. And you are both so sweet that it gives me
cavities just to talk on the phone to you.
Please don't change~