Sometimes people ask: Whose’s the most famous person you’ve ever met?
I used to pause before answering – there are so many whose names you’d know – but no more
Obama, I say. Twice. Before he was president and after.
I’ve met Jimmy Carter, too, and admire him equally.
What’s Obama like? they often ask.
Just exactly like you’d think he’d be
A good dad, kind-hearted and decent man.
I miss that, don’t you?
Having a president who did not congratulate dictators who murder at will.
A president who loved his wife, his daughters, who walked humbly and served elegantly.
I miss it more with each passing headline.
Thankfully, I still have a man in my life who is good and decent.
He reminds me that all around us, every day, are helpers.
Good-hearted people doing good in the world.
We just have to find them.
Or be them.