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May 24-25, 2018

 

Leave the Doorway Open

 

Inspired by “Come From Away”

(contains spoilers)

 

theres a moment in “Come From Away”

where a knock-knock joke between friends

two who have lived

what ought never have been

enters quietly

into the middle of their grief

overcomes their tears

and stands bravely

in the doorway of their hope

a tender moment shared

between sophisticates of different sorts

 

“Knock-knock”

“Come on in!”

 

they laughed

and with them

we laughed

 

laughter!

a suddenly open door

and hope!

 

so soon after

we had wept

so many years after

we had all wept

 

laughter!

and hope renewed!

 

because after youve wept

youve got to leave the doorway open

 

be willing to say “Come on in!”

again

allow the world to touch you

again

risk the flood of tears

again

be vulnerable to joy

again

 

or grief can never heal

and hope can never come

again

 


 

September 11-15, 2001

38 airliners

7,000 passengers

One amazing community

 


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