this tuesday, early afternoon, a dear relative was driving in cincinnati. it was a gloomy, drizzly day, but not raining.
as he pulled to a red light, he saw four thugs beating an old man. the old man had been holding a sign asking for money. the four young men had broken the man's false teeth, and had him on the ground. they were going to steal the six dollars he had gotten.
there was a line of cars waiting at the red light, and no one was moving.
my dear one jumped out and used pepper spray to stop the beating. the youths ran away.
the old man was full of gratitude, and the police came quickly. we don't know if they apprehended the thugs, but they may have gotten two who were moving slowly.
my friend stayed long enough to be sure the homeless man was okay, and that he still had his money.
as you can see, there's beauty here - courage and valor -
but i hate to think of that happening to anyone anywhere, much less here in the queen city.
may your weekend be safe, secure, and filled with joy.