Thursday, February 15, 2007

A study in contrasts

A Tribute to Miep

Miep Gies, one of the people who risked their lives to hide Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis, is 98 today.

Though the thought that Gies is still alive in the world isn't doing much to counter my current fit of nihilism. It seems like there are far more people in the world celebrating selfishness, rejoicing that they can have their own children put to death at their word, than there are people like Miep Gies, who risked her life trying to save others. Who still weeps that she was unable to save somebody else's child.

I guess it's all a matter of where your priorities are.

HT: The Point

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