Human Subjects

I suspect I am just like the young men who bombed the Boston Marathon. I aspire to act with compassion; surely my heart is also gold. But, like these men, I too am habitually and periodically prone to compartmentalized and destructive acts of anger, fear and confusion that cause harm to others. They are much smaller but, as in these men, they co-exist with acts of loving-kindness.

The Buddy System

They put their stethoscope on her ears and let her listen, his heart wasn’t beating, it was her heart she was hearing. He was dead after the first shot hit his head.