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Aug 18, 2023Liked by Peter Himmelman, Adam Jacobs

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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Aug 18, 2023Liked by Peter Himmelman, Adam Jacobs

Now THIS is the sort of internal reflection that is meaningful and productive. I love this: "‘Heal all wounds’, it says. ‘Bring hope, build bridges, defend the weak… feed the poor; sow only light and never darkness.’" To that I say a RESOUNDING AMEN! Yes, it's that simple and real. It's concrete and it is beautiful.

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Aug 18, 2023Liked by Peter Himmelman, Adam Jacobs

Beautifully written and extremely sad.Being a single mother myself I can only imagine what was going through Ida's mind regarding her son.

I hope he has supportive and good people around him.

Feeling satisfaction at our inaction I think, is known locally as complacency.

We are all guilty-till someone dies then we all wake up for a few brief enlightened minutes😵 and feel pain along with appreciation for what we have but then life- for us at least- goes back to 'normal'.

And we eventually forget about people like Ida's son.

It's easy to write about complacency.

That's complacent in itself.

Harder to do something about it.

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