Beautiful, but heartbreaking, piece. Needed these words tonight to remind me of the human experience.
This is for everyone out there who is currently hearing the whispers of desperation, the call of the void reaching out to them, even in the places we hide.
My name is Robert and I have something to say. I live in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, a place of great natural beauty surrounded by the trappings of humanity. (Yes, parts of Niagara are ridiculously tacky, but on the plus side, Rob Ford isn’t our mayor and we’re not bankrupt like Detroit.) Every day we welcome strangers to our home; everyone is greeted with a smile and the hand of friendship. We never turn anyone away and regardless of how these strangers feel when they leave, one thing is certain: No one is unaffected by the unimaginable power of the Falls themselves.
The rushing waters are a symbol of purity and power and as they fall to the earth below they…
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