Drug Suicides in London. Bell Ringer in Camden.

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Drug Suicides in London. Bell Ringer in Camden.

Yesterday, for my Rutgers-Camden film class I saw a heartbreaking movie about drug suicides by young addicts in London.

Today, for four hours,  I was standing outside Walmart ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.  Talk about contrasts!

I needed the joyful faces of Americans of every stripe and age dropping bills into the Red Kettle after their shopping and making comments.

“As a child, my mother always had me drop money into the bucket and now my daughter and I are doing the same thing.”

“My brother is an addict in Florida and he’s getting help from the Salvation Army to break his habit.”

Two very different verbal contributions to me that summed up my last forty-eight hours…

 

 

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