but he (and many others) reached out when things started going from good to bad, and from bad to not just bad for Susan and Elden. Kahn used miles he had earned to fly me out to Salt Lake City over the summer when Elden needed a little help. Kahn is flying me out there once again this weekend, so I can go visit now, because I just really want to see my brother and his family.
What does it all mean? I dunno. I’m just thinking about these people, as I’m getting ready to leave my boys to go visit my brother. I’m thinking that I know each of them and probably hundreds (thousands?) of others would love to do something to help Elden, Susan and their kids, if they were asked, if they could. I have a team of friends here in Brooklyn who jumped at the chance to help Anson with Roan while I’m away, each of them touched by what my brother is experiencing.
I’m the lucky one that gets to go, I’m the one that can do a few dishes, maybe some laundry, and if I love them, very little cooking. I do feel lucky, and thankful. I’m so happy that the world has been opened up in such a way that strangers can help each other. I’m so thankful that Elden and Susan are the targets for so much of the help, love, prayers, and hope from so many people.
So thank you strangers, thank you Trekkies, and thank you friends.