photo taken by me on 4/15/13
Today in class my teacher started off by talking about the events that took place yesterday.
The class is called Diversity and Oppression, so the current event somewhat fit in with our class objectives.
Students started talking about what they thought and how the whole thing mad them feel.
One of the girls said that it brought back feeling that she had on 9/11.
Her uncle was a first-responder and lost his life that day.
She said it brought back hard feelings, feelings of uneasiness and feelings of being not secure.
And I totally got where she was coming from because my feelings were similar.
But then I remember seeing the video of all the police officers and volunteers helping those in need.
And I feel like it builds us closer together.
We find ourselves at the service of our neighbors, making sure they have someone to talk to.
By making sure we are extra kind to the strangers we pass on the street.
When someone else is in trouble it’s our natural instinct to help them.
And when we are kicked down we are actually the strongest.
To me, that’s beautiful.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”
– Fred Rogers
Let’s be those helpers!