Tuesday, January 30, 2007

At the beginning of my country's invasion of Iraq when I was bummed out that it was happening and bummed out that it seemed to be popular in the US in general, I went to the library and noticed a woman about 70 teaching a man about 30 to read. They obviously met often.

From her look and feel, I also felt it was obvious that she had been to many demonstrations. Thousands demonstrated for peace, and she was there. Hundreds demonstrated for jobs and justice, and she was there. Five demonstrated outside a consulate about some horrible thing happening that most Americans hadn't heard of yet, and she was there. An adult wanted to learn to read, and she was there.

You do what you can.