Monday, January 11, 2010

For Her Courage

Miep Gies was bestowed with the "Righteous Gentile" title by the Israeli Holocaust museum.


Righteous Gentile? How about 'Righteous MotherF*cking Human Who Supported Far More Of A Share of Her Life's Load Than Anyone Ever Should". That might be a start. For her, and for the many others who gave as she gave, and but because of the fickleness of fate, she became the icon.

This is a person who defined and defines the essence of humanity. She IS what it means to be human; to share, through our weakly evolved history of providing support to each and every one of us, when we most need it, and following through on that support, even though it may have meant the cessation of her own being.

That's Human. That's Humanity. That was Miep Gies.

Let's hope that we could all be a little more like her, every day.


pygalgia said...

Sweaterman, I did a minor edit to add a link. Hope you don't mind.

Mauigirl said...

Agree - she was an amazing person and did what was right. I wonder how many of us would have had her courage.