Saturday, November 19, 2016
Turning the Corner on the Wall
While I am not sure that the God most people believe in is anything like the energy of goodness that remains on this planet, I am sure that there is some good reason I am here at this time and place from some energy force I cannot see. I have gone through many roller coaster thoughts about what this man who says one thing and does another or does one thing and says another while surrounding himself by white people who think that minorities have taken away opportunities for white Americans and advocate that women need to look "good" if they want to work in commerce. (Artificial breasts along with artificial smiles, perhaps? Whatever you do, do NOT contradict the men in the room.)
Anyway, before I get off on this rant that is happening on all social media, I repeat that I am blessed. I will be starting today to train a middle-aged immigrant woman in better use of English so that she can work her way forward in this world. I understand she ran a business in Peru before she came here. I do not know if she came legally or illegally, but she has registered for classes, so I am guessing she is a legal immigrant trying to find a better life. I feel the heavy responsibility, but I am practical enough to know that we are our own changemakers and not our mentors.
I may keep you posted, although I think this is going to be a bit of a whirlwind of a curriculum as she is super motivated and very smart.
As a mentor I get to bask in the glory of saying I am doing something to turn around this ship of fate no matter how small, while I ask myself, "How fast did Rome fall?"