The woman beside me chuckled aloud holding up a comic book so her partner would engage in the same humor that was tickling her funny bone.
I wish I had more time, I thought, gazing out the airplane window, disheartened by my recent dismissal as vice-council of Lithuania. I hope those refugees can fill out my signed blank visa forms. God, please forgive me…help and give them your best.
With the couple now laughing uncontrollably, my heavy heart exploded mid-flight, blitzing the couple into surprise, as my heated words scorched, “why not set aside the funny book for now, huh?”
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A fictional modern story, very loosely based on Chiune Sugihara (1900-1986), a Japanese Diplomat, who saved over six thousand Polish Jews during the Holocaust.
Mr. Sugihara did use the train system rather than the airways . . . he did disobey his Japanese bosses between July 31-August 28, 1940 by painstakingly hand writing eighteen to twenty hours a day, Japanese visas, for those in need.
For his action, he suffered imprisonment, disgrace and financial hardships.
“I may have disobeyed my government, but if I hadn’t, I would have been disobeying God.” – Chiune Sugihara
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This week’s photo source: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields