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Heroines and Heroes (In Honor Park Center Outreach)

Heroes and Heroines (In Honor of Park Center Outreach) Today, I stepped off the pedestal of important footsteps that leave no impact, to a world of kindness and brutality, and I felt alive. Today, I stepped off the pedestal of eloquent words with little meaning, to a world of tears and violence, and I felt alive. Today, I met a man who beats his wife and comforts her in kindness, who fears the sting of rejection and embraces the compassion of small things, Today, I met a hero gone mad, gone sad, full of shame and rejection, who beats his wife and comforts her in kindness searching for a reprieve from voices of derision and his own violence to the peaceful sound of rushing water, And I saw heroines who understood his complexity. I tell you, I know heroines, who doubt their own beauty, who doubt their own narrative because the days are too long for reflection, and the broken hearted need them now! I tell you, heroes saving heroines, heroines saving heroines, and heroines saving heroes, I saw it all. I saw a man who saved my soul, for through his battered brains, he found the strength to tame the rager, and now he speaks with soft spoken eloquence, Today, I stepped out of the horror of a world without meaning, of a world without tribulation, of a world without joy, into the teeming torrent of bittersweet euphony, and I FELT ALIVE!!!

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