In honor of the coming semester, the first of May, a week of rain, I watched a documentary about Sir Nicholas Winton, the man who saved more than 600 children from Hitler’s Final Solution. It was truly breathtaking to see the ripple effects of his efforts across the generations. While it’s popular today to talk about living your passion and making something that matters, he actually did it despite overwhelming odds, within the context of war and under the influence of his substantial privilege. I list those things to remind myself that nothing can be used against us once we’ve decided that the little we can do is worth doing. We are the heros we have been waiting for. We are the children to be rescued. If not us, who? If not now, when?
Let’s Not Keep The Children Waiting