How often does a 13 year old get free reign of an F5, kneel in front of a tank with Mom, and read the papers the following day & (that despite not being mentioned) feel like she was featured in the headline?
For millions it was a political event. For me it was mostly about things I learned from my Mom. (in photo) “Go out, learn, feel, kneel if you have to, pray when that need comes up, if you have it in you – stay front and center, when you know exactly what you’re fighting for- only then can you stay in front and center, lead if that is asked of you, think, sit behind if that’s the best option, sometimes – only sometimes, safety is not first, pray that you be sharp enough to know all things ‘when,’ — but ultimately stay where I can see you and document things for the future.”
She kept saying, “Remember this, Gang, remember this.” Over and over.
Plato said: Our story shall be the education of our future heroes. (I say, it depends.)
Remembering my 1986, nonetheless.