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The Today They Never Got To Have

Ray V. from Mitigating Chaos shared the following quote:

“Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.”
G. K. Chesterton– The Speaker, Dec. 15, 1900

Marc has shown us his own loving-kindness by not only putting names to the victims but by showing us a snippet of what could have been. Too beautiful not to share.

Be Sorry . . . Less

Shooting Victims Pic

Today we’ll go about our daily lives as if there is a tomorrow. Same as twenty three other people did. Twenty three people whose only crime was that they were living inside the age of insanity, where lives do not matter as much as rhetoric.

We like to say that tomorrow is not a guarantee, but for some, neither is today. This post is about the today they never got to have.

In Pittsburgh . . .

Irving Younger will grab an umbrella on his way out the door. He’ll leave a few minutes early so he can say how do to the regulars at his favorite coffee shop. He’ll share a funny story or two before making his way to Saturday service, where he’ll be the familiar face that greets Melvin Wax. These two early birds will boast about how they don’t feel a day over fifty, in spirit. Their…

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18 thoughts on “The Today They Never Got To Have

  1. Dale,

    Thank you for the re-blog. It is heartening to know that there are more of us than there are of them. And the “them” I refer to are the people who refuse to come to the table and forge some kind of plan.

    It’s well past the time.

    Peace and love to you


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  2. Marc’s writing makes me want to 1. Sit down and have a good cry 2. Loft my MAC into the pool since there is no way I can approach his beauty. 3. Kick his ass for being so damn good.4. Give him a grateful hug 5. Have a big ole glass of Willitt. This was a post of posts and you were so right to honor it. You honored it wonderfully. Now, maybe I’ll assign the above five to you as well.

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    • You are so right about Marc’s writing. It is sublime. And this one in particular needed to be shared.
      And back the truck up… I ain’t anywhere near his level… but you are sweet to even say so.

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