Consequently, when it is light enough outside to walk, I'm out the door. This morning as I walked, I thought about two brothers I read about once that went to the county fair. One brother tired before the other and wanted to go home. The other brother insisted that he wait long enough for him to ride the merry-go-round one more time.
When he got off the merry-go-round, the brother wanting to go home said: "You spent all you had; you got off where you got on, and you have't been anywhere.
My daily walk is much like that. I walk on the sidewalk around the housing development where we live. The distance falls short of being a mile in circumference.
I generally walk for at least an hour and a half. By time time that I'm done, I've been around the neighborhood more times than I can remember. I do track the distance and I always walk at least five miles. The longest sidwalk excursion that I've taken was 11.6 miles.
I enjoy my walk morenwhen I run across someone with whom to talk. Seldom does one of my conversations take more than 3 or 4 minutes, but it provides me a personal contact and a sense of connection.
If I don't walk in the cool of the morning, I discover that I don't walk. It is too Texas hot to do otherwise.
This morning's news of the migrants contained in a tractor trailer found in San Antonio hurt my heart. At least fifty of the hundred people hoping for a better life in the United States were dead when the door was opened.
A friend recently suggested that I watch the movie Stateless. Netflix bills "Stateless" this way: "Four strangers — a woman on the run, a brave refugee, a driven bureaucrat and a struggling dad — intersect at an Australian immigration detention center."
"This six-part Australian TV show is set within an immigration detention centre, where several stories converge; an Afghani father and his family fleeing the Taliban, a local man taking a job as a security guard to support his family, and – at the centre of the story – a white Australian woman who has ended up in detention after a catalogue of errors."
If you opt to watch the Netfix series, "Stateless" will heighten your level of empathy regarding asylum seekers and the harrowing events that fill their days and nights.
It is not a feel-good movie, but it realistically chronicles the lives of many who are at the mercy of a broken system.
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