- My all-time favorite TV series is Lonesome Dove. I now have an equal, this one from Korea, even subtitled (Netflix). “Navillera” tells the story of a retired postal worker who has always dreamed about ballet. After raising his family, he convinces a young ballet dancer to teach him ballet. In 12 episodes, Mr. Sim, shows up, learns ballet and becomes a mentor to the young teacher. Then to add a twist to the plot Mr. Sim is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Mr. Sim would say,” “show up, it’s never too late to dream.”
** Anyone who lives in an urban area can be approached by a panhandler at an intersection. Arlington, TX has taken a unique approach to signage at these same intersections. “It’s OK to say no to panhandlers.”
- GO GIRLS: Two Great examples: 1.) A college Cheer team was going to the state championship. Her teammates decided not to go. She attended and competed by herself, alone….and guess what? She won! 2.) At a high school girls’ baseball game, a player hit a home run. As she rounded first base she pulled a leg muscle and could not run. Th rule was that her teammates could not help her. The opposing players picked her up and helped to 2nd, 3rd, and then to home plate. GO GIRLS
** Imagine connecting with a friend not seen or known about since 1965. (And yes, I realize there are SL readers not yet born in the 1960’s). What do you talk about? Where have you lived? Work? Family? We found out, to our great surprise, we both graduated from a theological seminary. We both have spouses with master’s in counseling, both serving challenging schools and students. Who would you like to find and have similar conversation? My friend and I have much more to share, to learn, to laugh about…maybe the four of us next time.
- Closing Sunday thoughts: Nationally, police departments are desperate to establish trust, retrain, repurpose their mission and 24/7 services. Nationally, political leaders are struggling with who will be included, who excluded, with what reward or cost to our cities, neighborhoods, and residents. Police and political actions should pull us in, not push any of us away. As you can do, remind your community leaders about forgiveness, acceptance, respect, and the truth we learn best from each other. I learn every week from your Comments and emails. We continue on together.
Roy, is writing my Mr. Sim’s never too late to dream?