In BetweenBy Jael Amador
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A good way to describe our present age is "distracted and in-between." Many work multiple jobs, live in more than one place and experience brain freeze from trying to focus on too many things at once. In the midst of it all, where do we find meaning and purpose?
To See You I remember turning off the television and shaking my head in disbelief. The newscaster had just reported a story of three women who had been imprisoned in the home of a Cleveland man for over a decade. The reports of the horrible violence and manipulation that they lived through sent chills down my spine.
A Lot of Work I sat across from my best friend at a small French restaurant that had been the talk of the very small town in which we lived. Here the waiters actually spoke French and the owner flitted about in a chef's cap asking the patrons, in a heavy provincial accent, if they were enjoying their meals.
The Phone Call I’ve always considered myself to be a pretty intelligent person. One of my favorite stories to tell is of an incident that happened in my sophomore year of college. I had decided to take a sociology elective, but I couldn’t seem to find the time to read major book assigned to us. I mean, between socializing, reality television and taco night in the cafeteria, my schedule was PACKED!