A Requiem For a Friend.
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
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.
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.