I just read comments from quite a few of you. It was good to hear from Redondo and North Torrance High! Andre, thanks for the support. JC, Gina, mi Zahara…it’s great to hear from you, and I take the words to heart. Clarity is Power, Gina, and I hope some of our leaders attain some of THAT power.
Sarah from MSM’s, you are showing what the power of one can do; you’re a great leader, and your friend Aida hit it right on the nail, on two nails actually. I also told Chris that the physical part of the city looked like some of the little towns in Mexico, but on other aspects it has a completely different feel. Also, we have to remind ourselves that this is the capital of the country. Aida, the other nail that you hit on the head, we should all feel that this tragedy IS happening to people we know because we do know them. They are like us, so if we know ourselves, we know them.
Jess, I do find myself looking around in disbelief. I did not really have a chance to let it think in that I was coming. It has been a one year race, and I was very much in the moment at each point, but knowing that there is a goal in the future that I wanted to reach. Chris says that it was like a self fulfilling prophesy, i-ACT, where we dream it and then make it happen (he also used the “build it and they will come” quote from that baseball movie from back when KC was still starring in hits).
Thanks to everyone else that has written. I do not have the comments here with me, but thanks Alyson, prima Liz, Mom, Tom, Josh, Myra, and all the others.
Please stay tuned. We’re working the system to get to the camps. When we get to Abeche, we’re rounding third (staying with the baseball analogy). Big hug to all.