Sometimes, they say, the moon is so busy with the new souls of the world that it disappears from the sky. That is why we have moonless nights. But in the end, the moon always returns, as do we all.
The problem is that we don't believe that we are much alike as we are. Whites and blacks, Catholic and Protestants, men and women. If we saw each other as more alike, we might be very eager to join in one human family in this world, and to care about that family the way we care about our own.
The years after graduation hardened me into someone quite different from the strutting graduate who left campus that day headed for New York city, ready to offer the world his talent. The world, I discovered. was not all that interested.
Be compassionate ... and take responsibility for each other. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be a better place.
Instead, he did what we all do. He went about his dull routine as if all the days in the world were still to come.
when all this started, I asked myself, 'Am I going to withdraw from the world, like most people do, or am I going to live' I decided I am going to live-or at least try to live-the way I want, with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure.
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