Friday, April 19, 2013

Resilience (Bangladesh)

Shaken (as likely you are).

On Friday evening following September 11th went to a synagogue. It was overflowing. After the prayer service the dense crowd streamed outside into the dark night, down the steps leading onto the sidewalk, heading home. A man who had been among the first to reach the sidewalk enlisted the help of two other men to unfurl a banner. They stood at the curb together, facing the throng on the sidewalk and steps and held the banner high. A cheer went up! Addressed to one woman but read by all was a marriage proposal.