Eight artists built themselves a one room studio in the mall parking garage and kept it a secret for FOUR YEARS! It’s one of those interesting crimes that makes you wonder how you could do it and not get caught. (Unless you are homeless or want to make a statement, there’s probably no real reason to create a one room studio in a parking garage.) You can read more about it in the Rhode Island news: 1 room, no view.
I sit around and wonder what to do with my life. What’s my purpose in life? And then I read about someone like Irena Sendler. This amazing woman saved the lives of 2500 children! Can you imagine? She helped 2500 Jewish children in Poland find homes with Catholic families so they would escape the concentration camp. She herself was tortured but she didn’t give away any information about the children.
I’m sure she didn’t go out looking for ways to save the world but when the opportunity presented itself, she stepped up to the plate. She saw a need and stepped in to help at great cost and expense to herself.
How do we make sure that if the opportunity presents itself to us, that we recognize it? And how do we find these opportunities? My first response is "well, we all won’t get the opportunity to save children from the Nazis" but then my next thought is "no, but there’s probably even bigger opportunities today."
Irena Sendler is now 97 years old and her only regret is that she didn’t do more.