Tuesday, September 02, 2008

A personal tale (not mine)

Life as a military dependent was a fascinating way to grow up and contributed much to the formation of my personal point of view. I would take nothing for the value I have derived from my interactions with other cultures. It taught me that deep connections are often made between profoundly different people, suggesting what has become a theme in my life – that we are all more alike than we are different.

From that benign beginning OPOL [One Pissed Off Liberal] recounts a portion of his story he had not hitherto shared. It is a rather harrowing tale and at the end he adds a touching and understated video. It is a moving journey into awareness.

Those who remember OPOL's unrestrained rants of earlier days and his eloquent and beautifully illustrated calls to be more than we have been will realize how deeply we are taken into a very personal space in this post. I commend it to you.

And I thank OPOL for every word written and graphic posted, reaching out to our hearts and minds and trying to shock us into awareness.
--the BB

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

I must go back and read that later today- wish I could do it now.

Thank you Paul.