The Road from Casper
Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.
— Adam Lindsay Gordon
A MEDITATION: The Road from Casper
The time has come to frame my letter from the Flying J Truck Stop. The penciled message contains a business card with hand-written promise of “One free Lg Fountain drink” should I ever drive through Casper, Wyoming again. The note also delivered the two postcards I regretted not buying, plus my payment. I’ve kept them for decades because beneficence flew thousands of miles, from a stranger, above a sometimes-stingy, mean-spirited world. Plus, the writer’s kind response delivered the brightening energy that uplifted my life, especially when considering Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s words, “ In every moment, something sacred is at stake.”
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