Monday, March 22, 2010

Through the Opera Glasses - 52 - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother













After my overtime shift at the office this evening, I walked over to wait for the bus, only to stop dead in my tracks.

A headline on the front of the Chronicle Herald caught my eye from the newspaper box at the edge of the sidewalk.

Historic U.S. Health Bill Passes

As you know, I am a proud Canadian. But I am also a proud American. I was born at the Fort Hood army hospital in Killeen, Texas, where my dad served in the U.S. army.

As I stood on the sidewalk reading words I never thought I would, my heart absolutely swelled inside my chest. It's a wonder I didn't burst out crying right there at the bus stop.

For today's Through the Opera Glasses, I dedicate this song to all of the Americans who have bravely voted this bill into existence.

I also dedicate this song to the Americans who have fought against this bill.

"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me." - Matthew 25:45



Debby says Love your post!!!!

Kelly Boyce says I have a good feeling that while the adjustment might be a little rocky, in the end the Americans will embrace universal health care.

Annette Gallant says I'm grateful we have universal health care in this country. Not to say the system couldn't be tweaked a bit to make it more effective. Anyway, it'll be interesting to see how things go in the States, once it's been in effect for awhile.

5 comments:

Debby said...

Hi Julia, love your post!!!!
Debby

Kelly Boyce said...

I have a good feeling that while the adjustment might be a little rocky, in the end the Americans will embrace universal health care. Unless there's something I'm missing, it sounds as if only good can come of it in the long run.

Annette Gallant said...

I'm grateful we have universal health care in this country. Not to say the system couldn't be tweaked a bit to make it more effective.

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see how things go in the States, once it's been in effect for awhile.

linda said...

So true. A society can be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable members.

Travis said...

It's not a perfect bill, but no one has been able to get anything passed before. I'm hopeful that we continue to work toward reforming the system and making it effective.