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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,100 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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My flight from Philadelphia was snowed out last winter. The roads were closed, no cabs or shuttles running. I had to catch the train to get back to New Jersey, a new and worrisome experience for me. The trains were on a reduced scheduled,making my wait long and cold. I had to walk a few blocks between train connections. The entrance to the train station appeared to be locked. It late, the snow was deep, and the streets were nearly deserted. I was approached by a desperate young man. He was waving at me and near tears. Calling out , he addressed me, “Please help me. Please don’t be mean to me. I need help. I just got out of jail. I don’t have train fare to get home and have nowhere to turn.”
I knew just how he felt. “I need help,too. Get me to an ATM at the train station and I’ll get us both home.” He was overjoyed to help. He carried my bag. We walked together to the ATM in the station. I found out he didn’t have any food at home, either. I got twenty dollars. He got us both a ticket. I told him to keep the change and be safe. We hugged and parted, both grateful for the help, both happy! We needed each other that night.
I stumbled onto your first post yesterday. I was moved by your struggle dealing with sexual abuse and bipolar disorder. I congratulate on having the courage to open your heart to a caring community of people who will support you in your struggles and joy. You have found friends who will come to depend on you as you will depend on them. Continue reading