I am glad to be alive. I am honored for the privilege of having lived here on this Earth with you and you and all of you. Sometime in the far distant future we will recognize one another, like American strangers in Paris, the place where an accent, be it from Wyoming or Maine or Mobile, Alabama all sounds the same, thick with a community we did not appreciate from the comfort of home.
Here’s to us, oh great Patriots of flawed human beings. Brilliant and belligerent. Bold enough to try and too enthusiastic to
Commit Active Mercy,