You only need to check the most recent words added to our Mind Map to understand that, with fifteen days to go, there is a malaise setting in. Yesterday morning was the physical and chronological half way mark of my trip. Â Now as I head west, it is increasingly challenging to find a pulse. Â Is it the rain? the region? the all night bus ride?
Shayne, Von J, Bobby Barnes… Â I miss you.
I am reminded of Elie Wiesel’s famous quote ‘The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.’. Â But it is the entire quote that truly captures the encompassing nature of apathy. Â The complete quote reads,
‘The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.Â The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.’
While I may be an eternal optimist, I believe this will pass. Â In the interim, today I met Amanda Parrotte. Â A teacher in a private school here in Pittsburgh, Amanda’s thoughtful consideration and unique perspective were a breath of fresh air.