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What Role is the C.D.C., Now that the Bans on Our Borders are about to Get Lifted?

Reasons why the CDC still wants to keep on operating, even AS the pandemic became, flu-like, and there’s, no need for its, daily press conferences in front of the press anymore!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

As the world started, reopening, recently, there were the statements of “so long as the pandemic is under control”, the government will go with the people’s wishes to get the bans lifted.  The MERS-Cov mutated strain is less deadly, but very infectious, the country’s operations should return back to normal, the Department of Welfare Sanitations, the Executive Department, the C.D.C. are all in sync on this , “there’s still a lot the command center needs to accomplish, we’re not out of the wood, yet!”  but the C.D.C. had split on the beliefs with the Department of Transportation twice recently, and, in the times when the bans are about to get lifted, the role of the CDC is, very, misleading.  To prevent the respiratory infectious pandemic like SARS to start back up again, that’s why the amendments gave the rights to the government to quarantine its people, to force us to mask up, and, the C.D.C. under the “special mandates” protections, the head of the C.D.C. can issue or change any of the orders as needed, but now, the contracted are dealing with the means of their own quarantines, there’s, no need for the sake of “controlling the spread of the pandemic” to keep the C.D.C. active.

There are the needs of the means, of the procedural to lift up the bans, but, the CDC, and the tourism department aren’t on the same page.  First, the means of “following up with the quick scan results of those who enter into the country”, the CDC announced that it won’t be tracking the individuals anymore, the Department of Transportation stated that the tour guides will be in charge in following up with the members of the tour groups.  Yesterday, the “operations of tour groups, travel agencies” posted, that the medical costs of treatment or measures of those who returned from travel, the C.D.C. and the Department of Transportation, aren’t on the, same page.

 The director of the C.D.C. Wang explained yesterday, that the four requirements of the CDC being no longer needed are: the total number of contractions, the spread of the moderate to severely symptomatic, if there are the fatal mutated strains, the pandemic becoming flu-like, and if the regular preventive measures can be implemented daily, actually, this is exactly like the detections set up for the flu every year, and there’s still no normalizing the methods for the pandemic.

If the CDC can, help prevent the flu in the means that it doesn’t affect our daily lives, there’s no reason why it can’t do the same for MERS-CoV, and even if the C.D.C. doesn’t dismember for the time being, it should be preparing for its work to end.

And so, apparently, the CDC doesn’t want to get off stage, I mean, it’d hogged the stage, owned the spotlight for what???  Three years so far (right???), and now, as the pandemic became treated like the flu, it wants to, continue to HOG the stage, to NOT let the next “performer” get on, and that’s expected, because the CDC got that taste of ultimate power, of seeing how its mandates, can make all of us, bow down to it, that’s why, now as the pandemic became flu-like, it’s not ready, to turn away, from the spotlight, after all, it’d, hogged the stage, for the last three year, it got addicted to power, attention of all of us, of how it just needed to, holler, and the rest of us, ordinary citizens will, follow its, orders.

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The Legal Experts: the Courts Can’t Understand the Facets of the Cases of Domestic Violence

Only those who lived in the abuse knows how it’d, felt, the courts can’t even begin to comprehend what it’s, like, how there’s not enough focus on getting the abusers caught, and sent to jail, so the victims won’t have to live in fear of their, lives, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Women’s & Children’s Advocates attorney, Tien pointed out, that with the status quo of Kao and her influences on the society, she could become victimized by domestic violence, Lin’s many crimes, separately considered, aren’t serious at all but, the judge who’d handed down such a light sentence for this repeated abuser, doesn’t quite balance out in crime and punishment.

And, all the domestic violence are all progressives, from screams, hitting the walls, throwing things, and in the end, injuring one another, from the victims’ perspective, it’s all, abuse, but, toward these sorts of violence in intimate relations, should there be a heavier sentence given out?  And how much evidence would be needed to prove?  And there are room for change in the current laws to prevent domestic violence.

A judge who chose to not be named pointed out, that rather than stating how Lin got off easy, “I believe, all of the cases on domestic violence in the past had been, way too, lenient”.  The court justice analyzed, in considering the sentence, there would be the examples from the past cases taken in, “the victims are tragically injured in the abusive relationships.  It’s just that under normal circumstances, the courts have NO way of knowing, just how AWFUL the victims suffered.”

A court judge mentioned the cases of domestic violence s/he resided over before, most of the victims, after they’d pressed charges, the district attorneys would NOT work the case endlessly, and the victim, needed to keep on fearing for their lives, by the threats of the abusers, “not very many of the accused will get jailed, let alone, dreaming of how the justices, the D.A. would, get to the cases quickly enough, comparing, the victims of domestic violence, aren’t given enough protection by the justice systems.”

And that, is what needed change, because these cases aren’t as major as those, murders, massacres, so they’re more than likely, to get put on the backburner, in that pile of files, and that’s just bad, because, these victims of domestic violence are the ones, most in need, of the laws to, protect them, and yet, these cases aren’t high enough on the D.A.’s lists of, priorities.

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In Those Piles of, Autumn Leaves…

In those piles of, autumn leaves, lay the already DEAD!  In those piles of, autumn leaves, there’s, only the remains of our, yesterdays, rotting away, little, by little.

And, by the time we searched for what’d been lost, in those piles of, autumn leaves, there would be, nothing, but the invisible bones that we can’t, even touch anymore!

In those piles of, autumn leaves, those dreams of our yesterdays got covered up, and we’d dug, into the ground, to try to, recover them, got all the dirt under our, fingernails, and we still, can’t reach them, they got, buried too deep, in those piles, autumn leaves now.

in places, underneath here…

photo from online

In those piles of, autumn leaves, you’ll, find the dead bodies (or maybe, they’re all just, sleeping, yeah, that’s it!!!) of those, insects, deep, into the ground, they’re, hibernating from the coming of the cold, harsh winters, guess we should be, getting ready for that too, huh???

In those piles of autumn leaves, you will find, me, you, us, this dead child I would’ve caried for you (uh dude, you gotta be, DELUSIONAL here!!!), and none of that is, in existence now, because you mother @#%$ING (so???), murdered ME, and I’d, BURIED my SELF down, TEN-feet underground (‘cuz six feet’s still, too shallow, as I will, CLAW my way out!) already, and right beside me lay, my DEAD ghost of a baby girl, my darling, EMILY!

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Contracting MERS Overseas for Seven Days, Then People are Allowed to Return Back, Who is Going to Keep Guard Over This

The new, seven-plus-zero, with the HOLES in it!  How the rules of the reduced periods of quarantine is going to BACKFIRE, because, apparently, the government thinks that NOT enough had CONTRACTED MERS-CoV here yet, and surely, this is going to, get the numbers back up, to an, all-time high once more, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

So Long as the Citizens Don’t Quick-Scan Themselves, Don’t Tell Anybody, Nobody Would Know, the Rule of Seven Days After Contractions, Then Returning Back Here is, Set Up Uselessly

The gates of this country is reopening on October 13th, the country is allowing the foreign tours to enter without quarantine; the CDC stated, that if people in this country followed the tours out of country and had been confirmed of contractions, then they would need to stay out of the country for seven whole days before reentry.  But currently, there’s no requirement of a negative PCR when you board the planes from abroad, and starting on the thirteenth of October, there’s no strict rules set of quarantine, allowing the foreign tours to enter without quarantine; the CDC stated, that if people in this country followed the tours out of country and had been confirmed of contractions, then they would need to stay out of the country for seven whole days before reentry.  But currently, there’s no requirement of a negative PCR when you board the planes from abroad, and starting on the thirteenth of October, there’s no PCR tests when you enter into the airports here, there’s NO system of guarding the gates, and besides, if you have the symptoms when you were away out of the country, if you don’t do the scans, or intentionally covered up, nobody here can know, and so, the rules of staying out of the country if you are confirmed of contraction for seven days are, pointless.

People stated, that if they were confirmed of contraction abroad, they had to stay out of the country for seven whole days before they’re, allowed back, they’d had to spend extra to book the hotels, changing the flights, and, if they have the symptoms, they don’t have insurances, and can’t get treated cheaply, they would need to spend a ton of money on healthcare; if you’d contracted away from the country, most would just return back here with the tour groups, if the individuals don’t tell, they don’t do the quick scans, nobody would know, “those who would stay away out of the country for a whole week, and then, return back, they would be, the minorities.”

People stated, that if they were confirmed of contraction abroad, they had to stay out of the country for seven whole days before they’re, allowed back, they’d had to spend extra to book the hotels, changing the flights, and, if they have the symptoms, they don’t have insurances, and can’t get treated cheaply, they would need to spend a ton of money on healthcare; if you’d contracted away from the country, most would just return back here with the tour groups, if the individuals don’t tell, they don’t do the quick scans, nobody would know, “those who would stay away out of the country for a whole week, and then, return back, they would be, the minorities.”

The Head of Transportation, Wang told, that in the past, on the tours, when the members stary showing signs of illness, there were the protocols that the travel agencies followed, “this won’t be a problem”, the tour guides can take the tourists to the hospitals at the country they’re in, and follow the rules of quarantine locally.

And yeah, this is this country’s, being, too eager, to open up the gates, that’s why, the rules are, loosened, and, the results of this would be???  More are going to contract the virus, and more are going to D-I-E, and it’s still because of the government’s, not thinking things through, because everybody here is too @#$T%ING sick of getting locked up for the past TWO years and we can’t, wait to, get out.

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The Brass Statue of Abe in Taiwan

These things, are only supposed to be made of those who have great influences in our lives, like a founding father, and yet, the deceased Japanese P.M. is said to be, “erected” for our worshipping here???  Yeah, the government’s, PSYCHO here all right!!!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Sixty-percent of Japanese population are against Abe’s funeral being paid for by the taxpayers, outside the location of where the funeral was held, the locals protested by setting themselves on fire.  While, in the port safety offices in Kaohsiung, the brass statue of Abe had been erected, with the government officials from the DDP, including the head of the Examination Department, Chen, offering their, final respects, the “tears were glistening”, with the Japanese songs, resonating.

and no, the statue the government plans to waste our money on will look nothing like this, I’m afraid…

photo from online

At this very time, Japan declared its’ lifting the border bans, and the people here, started fighting for a ticket on the flights; with only, the Medigenvac warriors sorrowful, they’d had to pay for the PCR tests.  Chen’s lies went bust, Wu started calling, with Wu called out, “big brother”, but it’d still not, altered Japanese laws of defenses of MERS-Cov that’s set down by science.  Like how Abe called aloud, “Something up with Taiwan means something up with Japan”, Taiwan’s gratitude toward Japan, made us willing to give our lives to them, but, the Japanese still, retracted the citizens already.

The economics, the culture of Japan greatly affects Taiwan; in the past, the colonization, the architectures, the foods, and the use of words, and now, Japan is still, a lot of people’s first choices of places they wanted to travel to.  Lee was worshiped by a ton of Japanese; the major quakes in Japan, the former president, Ma and his wife raised the funds personally to help, the donations we made, was the most in all of the rest of the world, and a lot of the Japanese population are thankful toward us to this very day.

But, there’s that darker side to the “Japanese impression”, the massacres of by the imperialists, the comfort women are still, very sensitive subjects.  What’s odd was, the remains of authoritarianism still lives on, and there were, only a handful of extreme right-winged in Japan who were, affirming this, with most of the Japanese in the population feeling insecure; but, this ghost started, wandering in Taiwan now, and in recent years, there’d been the set up of the various funeral memorials of the past Japanese generals of the groups that worshipped Japanese imperialism.

The Taiwanese-Japanese relations is fine now, the country’s friendliness toward each other should be, cherished.  The setting of the Port Security Offices with the Japanese Battleships, the battleships’ commanders, setting up the statue of Abe, and using the Tao means to make the offerings, to worship, although odd, but it can be interpreted as the freedom of religion, of worship here; but, as the head of the Examination Department, bow her head, salute, is it, glorious, or is it, shame?

So, this showed, how this country is still, sucking up to everybody else, because we ain’t got what it takes, to stand UP to China, that’s why, the government’s, sucking up to everybody else that they can find, hoping and praying, that if it comes down to it, if this country goes to WAR with China, the countries from around us, will come to our aid, but heck, going up against, 13 billion, or is it, fourteen now???  That’s, SUICIDE, and no country would be, DUMB enough to commit suicide like so.  But, the government here, still does NOT see this, because it’s too caught up on Taiwanese independence, uh, as if we weren’t, independent already from before???

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Waiting for the HARSH Winters to, Return Again…

Seeing how, global warming had, caused the winters, to not get, cold enough here…

Weird, how we now, longed for, the snowstorms of the winter seasons, isn’t it?  Remember how annoyed we got, when we had to, shove the driveways, to clear that path for our cars, or how we needed to pour the salt (I think!!!), onto the sidewalk, to prevent it from freezing up, and turning to ice?

Now, we all, longed, for the harsh cold winters, because, it’s not coming back, ‘cuz the world’s, totally, heating up, we get what in the 120F in the summers now, right (wouldn’t know here!!!), and, it’s not, going down, and, the heat of the weather, made it even harder to bear, which means, we need to turn that A-C up, which causes, a whole lot more pollution, and this is still, a vicious cycle that we’re, gotten, caught up in.

the heat index in the winter seasons now…

what that increase look like…from online

Waiting for the HARSH winters to return again, yeah, it does NOT feel like the autumn right now, does it???  Still too hot here, with the sun out, from morn to dusk (after the sunset, the sun sleeps in???), and the next day, it’s, all over again.  It seemed, that the sun just, never gets tired, and it’s, annoying!

Waiting for the HARSH winters to return again, after all, we can’t, live without it, I mean, things need rest, that’s why there’s the hibernations of the winter seasons, so things get fully rested, and get ready, for the resurfacing back in the springtime, and now, the winters are, slowly, gone, and naturally, the spring too.

But hey, look on the bright side (yes, there’s still that silver lining!): no springtime means, NO allergies for me, yay me!!!

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A PARROT that Reads Off of the Screens

How can this be, what we, the people need, in our defense against the spread of MERS-CoV?  It’s not, and yet the CDC here, still does its usual, reporting the numbers, and, other than the purpose of letting we the people know, how many contracted the virus today, how many are asymptomatic, how many severely symptomatic, mild symptomatic, blah-blah-blah, it served absolutely NO other functions!

And yet, we’re still allowing them to, take control over, our lives, with the delays in vaccines (‘cuz Taiwan can HELP, my ASS!!!), to the running short of the test kits, and (Taiwan can HELP!), the government is still, quite delusional, STUCK in that mindset of, wow, we’re, ahead, ‘cuz we got all those masks provisions for the rest of the outside world, crack up them factory units, and start, manufacturing that SHIT!

what the CDC two o’clock press conferences daily is, composed of here!!!

“Paulie wants a………oh yeah, a CRACKER!!!”

Through all of this, the C.D.C. still just, reads off of that T.V. in front of it, stating, how many new contractions, how many died, how many of the newly contracted are mildly symptomatic, how many are, asymptomatic, blah-blah-blah, and, the head of the CDC (off with HIS head again!!!) still stands under that god damn SPOTLIGHT like his, predecessors, in front of that god damn MIC, getting his, three-minutes of attention under that god damn, “spotlight”.

And that would be how this Taiwanese government, IS dealing with the pandemic.  Believe me when I say, it would be a hell of a LOT, entertaining, putting those, bobblehead figures right in front of those mics, and, tap on the heads…….well, look on the, BRIGHT side: at LEAST the CDC can still R-E-A-D.

Nod~~~Nod~~~Nod…

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How Many Monsters in That, Mirror

The DDP’s taking over the land here, making, EVERYTHING, their, “color”, the news stations, the papers, the radio stations too I suppose, and there’s nothing we the people CAN do about it because, we’re all, too, STUPID, unaware of what’s going down!  Off of the Front Page Section, translated…

The systems operator had now, filed with the NCC, to remove TVBS News now, the golden channel slot is said to go to Mirror News.  Recently, the whistleblowers’ insider dealings disclosed the favors to Mirror News, but, the chairperson of the committee in NCC, Chen, chose to look the other way, making the news channels, completely under DDP’s controls.

The debates of Mirror Media News had been ongoing, the capitals the personnel of Mirror Magazine getting emptied, this was greatly questioned by the committee members.  The whistleblowers disclosed, that the former officials of the NCC knew this, and gave the tips to Mirror News ahead of time; the sound recording captured even showed, how the president had, told the head of state to take care of this matter quickly, and, Su found Chen to pressure the stations, and, the close personnel of the president’s office, Hong shouted out to Chen, “Stop stalling, this is the president’s, will!”

controlling what we the people, watch on the news! Photo from online

The government offices denied it, the Mirror Media also stated, that the applications they sent in, that it will, sue.  And all of it, is, still, in the fog.  But, Chen had been called out for over six months to date, claimed that the list of the snitches had already been turned over to the government agencies, the offices of internal affairs are to start investigating, and it’d, stalled, the whistleblower awhile back, told the party not in power, that the NCC is “still reviewing the case”.  In all of this, the C.E.O. of Mirror Media had been switched to many, without the official approvals, from its asking to be on the T.V. stations, to the cases of involvement the news channel has with the government agencies, there’s still, a ton of uncleared, and it was, able to, get approved to go on air.

The dirty bombs of election are now, flying all around, the DDP media entered into the races, Mirror Media Magazines is the top of that list.  The politicians, paying the periodicals off, turning Mirror Media News into a product of corruption of the government now.

And so, this is how, the DDP, takes over the news too, but thankfully, it still doesn’t have any control over WHAT we the people are reading, unless, unless the DDP goes after the printed forms of newspaper too next, then, this country will be totally, completely, SCREWED!

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The Juliet Who Walked into, That, River

The memories, of how you’d, saved a student from committing suicide, of how she’d, thanked you, by sending you that, package to let you know, that she is now, okay…translated…

On the eve of Confucius’s birthday, I’d recalled something that’s, happened from the past.

I’m a psychiatrist in practice, and worked with the Department of Education, the school instructors, made the lectures of suicide preventing to the instructors in the elementary and middle school levels.  One evening a little more than a decade ago, I’d gone to a middle school by the river in the south of the city to visit.  Recalled that that evening, the seminar held in the evenings was very, welcoming, in the time, I’d had the seventy to eighty instructors in the audience to split themselves into groups of three, sharing within the groups, their encounters of their students’ having mutilated themselves, or suicide attempts, or having lost a student to suicide.

During the break, an experienced female instructor came and told me a story.  This almost retired Chinese instructor told me, that she had taught a girl.  To help her students feel motivated in learning, she’d assigned the play of “Romeo & Juliet” in her Chinese language courses, for the students to fight for the roles that they wanted to play.  As it came time to select the Juliet, normally, it would be the prettiest girl in the class who raised up her hand, but it wasn’t.

Although, she was, hesitant, she’d still, let the girl play the role, as that female student had, wished to play the role of, Juliet.

As the play successfully got finished, this event, got lost, in the busyness of the semester, didn’t leave a single, ripple, it seemed.  What caused the waves, was that winter, on a day too cold.  One day after class, this girl whom nobody noticed, walked out of the school.  Nobody paid any attention, that she’d, walked over the embankment, and, into, the, river.

And maybe, it was, how cold it was on the day.  Or maybe, it’s the person who’d wanted to commit suicide being, hesitant (The to be or not to be), this adolescent finally, made her way, back up the shores, entered back into the school, and, the school officials found her completely wet (maybe, frozen too!).  The thrilled instructors ushered her to the principal’s office, not known what they should, say to her.

illustration from UDN.com

This Chinese instructor recalled, as she was called to the principal’s office, she’d, learned that this young girl had, attempted suicide.  “I wasn’t her homeroom instructor, had no idea of her background, and her situation.  But this kid told the principal, that she wanted, to, see me.”  And yet, being young, the instructor felt anxious then, not known how to counsel a student who’d, just, almost entered into the gates of, hell.

The moment the instructor was forced to walk into the principal’s office, she’d had a thought, pretended that she’d not know what had just happened, as she saw the child, with the fallen leaves stuck on her waist and areas below, she’d, rushed up to her, exclaimed, “My Juliet!  What happened to you?”, and hugged the girl, really tight.

Time flew quickly, as the graduating class graduated, life fast-forwarded close to a full decade’s time.  She’d also, forgotten about this, particular, student, until one day, in school, she’d received a package from that young woman.

Inside it, what would, she find?

She was surprised, and, uneasy, slowly, opening up the package.  There were, the copies of pages of paper.  It was from the girl’s middle school, technical high school, community college, the certifications she’d earned, the awards certificates, and the diplomas.

That evening, in the middle school south of down, that instructor slowly told of the story of then, and hoped, that in the future, in my suicide prevention seminars, she could, share the story she’d, told me.  The instructor looked very, peaceful, but I was, really moved inside.

Actually, in the hundreds of seminars for the past decade or so, I’d not mentioned this story often.  Or maybe, I have, yet to get over the shock it’d, left me, as I’d told this story to the audience, everything stopped whispering, and there was NO sound, and I saw some instructors, secretly, wiping away their, tears.

Confucius birthday comes every year, but I keep on thinking, what, better gift there was, than this, package, on this, day, to celebrate, the teachers?

And so, this is, the huge difference that, a school teacher’s care toward a student can have on the student’s life, this instructor’s hug of the student, helped her turn her own life around, and it’d helped her gain the strengths to keep on going in her life, and the student gave the best present back to the instructor who’d helped her, by sending the package of all of her, important milestone markers, to let the instructor know, that she’s, okay now.

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Who’s Coming to Lunch

The kindness shown, by this young mother, toward a complete stranger, teaching her own young daughter the lessons of how important it is, to care about the world around them, translated…

After the Great Heat, the temperatures continued to rise, the entire island became, baked, I was so hot in the kitchen, I had to, desert my cookware, to escape the battlefields.  This was so totally different than that freeze frame of the three-generations sitting together, with the younger mom, and young child, dressed up to the nines, the elderly woman, in her, floral printed cloth shirt, with the old flipflops.  “The stingy daughter abusing the mom?”  “Troubles between the mother and daughter-in-law?  Intentionally, given her a lesson?” don’t know why, my mind started, running through all the possibilities then.

As they ate, they’d rarely exchanged any words at all.  Are they, following that rule of: silence is golden?  Or, are they, following the etiquettes of eating, don’t talk with your mouth full?  The mother, watched over that young girl, patted her face, wiped her mouth away, with gentle love and care, but to the elder, there’s, the repeated, “don’t hurry, eat it slowly.”  As the steaks were served, the mother cut it up into smaller bits and pieces, pushed it to the elderly woman, told her, to eat it, slowly, to chew it down completely, and yet, there’s, that coldness of tone of voice, and we can’t feel any of the heart of a daughter that’s, well rounded enough at all.

kindness towards, someone who’s in, need

photo from online

But, the elderly woman seemed not to care, just focused on the food that’s, before her, based off of her age, she had, a huge, appetite, like she’d not been fed for a long, long time, that she’s planning on, filling up the vacancy that’s inside of her stomach all at once, she’d, gulfed down the salad that was a tiny hill of green, and had two bowls of soup already, the eight-ounce steak, totally, cleaned off her plate, the chocolate cake, the Boston Crème Pie for desserts, all gone, ice cream…three scoops in a breath…as I watched her, I’d, started, exclaiming inside, “Wow, eating contest winner, I’d, read you, wrong!”

And, the elderly woman finally, burped, and got up, satisfied, “Thank you, ma’am, for treating me to this meal, mighty kind of you!” she’d continued thanking the woman, then, turned around, left.  The young girl lightly complained to her mother, “she stinks!  So sweaty, smelled too, bad…………”, that young mother told the child, “Grandma had been, picking up the recycling materials in the heat, look how hard she was sweating, then, you know how hard she’d worked, to, make a living for herself.”

So, they’re not, a family then, to the point, of never meeting before, it’s a wonder, they’re, eating their own meals, with no words of, exchange.  It’s just, that this young married woman had, passed by the elderly, and, felt sympathetic toward her, and invited her to the meals, and, the elderly was lucky enough, to meet someone kind, and got a fulfilling meal.

The steak meals of less than four hundred dollars, I can pay for it too, but, inviting an unknown elderly to come along and eat with me, that’s, a thought I’d, never had.  The young mother’s, “not giving to her like she’s a charity case, and made sure the elderly’s pride was cared for”, her act of, kindness, it’d, given her own young, the best, example.

And so, this is the story of kindness in the world, that the writer had, observed, and, this young mother is, amazing that she’d, invited this unknown elderly woman, whom she’d bumped into on the streets, noted that she was having a difficult time in her life, and, invited the elderly woman along for a meal, and you just don’t get that enough these days, because, we’re all, keeping our heads down, watching for our own means, we don’t really, have the mind, nor the time, or even, the energy to care about, someone else’s needs, and this young mother was a good example for her own young daughter.

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