There are many things that can elicit my tears, my emotional expression in that manner is always close to the surface it seems, but few draw such the deep parts of my heart to the surface like Kobayashi Maru when he is writing about the simple truths of humanity. He grasps something beyond facility of words, he brings out truth and makes me want to be a better person.
He shares, in ‘The Communists Killed My Family’, a simple homily that speaks volumes about what we love about our fellow man and our country, all the while putting everything in perspective.
Such a gift! To extract the precious things of life and present them on a dark velvet cloth, that we might better understand what we are seeing.