The Maps Within Us

4 Responses

  1. jenny_o says:

    Heartbreaking. Heartwrenching. Heartnudging. Beautiful, and so true. I think about my good fortune so much. And it was all a toss of fate, to be born free in a peaceful land. Why don’t more people understand that?

  2. Maria says:

    I just printed this out and handed it to Bing. I have noticed in the past few years that she is becoming more and more conservative. I have already warned her that if she ever votes Republican, I will never sleep with her again. She laughs kind of nervously….but I MEAN IT. And this whole ISIS thing has put us on separate sides of the fence. I can’t even entertain the idea of turning away refugees. She wants them all to be forced to stay in the Middle East. She is fine with closing our borders. I have made such a fuss about this that we have had to stop discussing it. And then I read your beautiful piece and it says EVERYTHING that I feel in my heart but can’t get out in my words without screaming at her. Thank you, friend.

  3. Colette says:

    This is quite compelling. Nicely done.

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