I am sick, sick, sick, so the fact that this story made me cry like a baby starting at about half way through should be taken with a grain of salt. I’m sure most of you will make it until the end without tears.
Anyway, there are so many ways that this whole thing could have gone wrong, starting with the minister making this just another example of that prosperity bullshit, and yet, I think it ended up being a very beautiful lesson.
I also appreciate that the writer hinted at it being a lesson some had not fully learned. Those that wanted to know if it was going to be done again surely did not get it, because part of the point is that we don’t think enough about what we have that is of value. Once word gets out and people start thinking about what they could do if they could participate…
Well, you can do that, already, right now.
I’m sorry to hear you’re sick. Have you got chicken soup?
I thought, from the title, that you were about to discuss Octavia Butler’s book. Which also can make a reader cry, but which is also very hopeful, in a strange way.
I heard about this a few days ago. Incredible story.
NM, the worst part is that I stopped taking DayQuil and, although I’m having a really difficult time breathing, I feel a lot better. So, now I feel like a stupid-ass for taking DayQuil for two days. I know non-drowsy cold medicine messes with me in freaky ways and yet I still try to take it.
I should have just taken the NyQuil and slept it off immediately.
As for chicken soup, as usual, there’s no one here to spoil me. I was telling Mack that yesterday and he laughed. I am so miserably unbearable when I’m sick that I can’t even stand to be around myself, so I don’t blame others for bailing on me, but still…
I live in Cleveland and I just heard about this here! What a great story! Chagrin Falls is a gem of a place — perfect to spend a day in — any time of year!
I made it about halfway through.
What a great story! Thanks for linking to it here.
Hope you get to feeling better very soon!