Parallel Lines

At the risk of sounding hokey, I have no doubt that there’s a whole lot of power generated by a large number of people who all have their attention focused…even for a few moments…in the same direction. I couldn’t begin to explain it, but I know what I’ve felt when I’ve been involved with that phenomenon, most recently just over a month ago when Dr. Tom Woods kindly reprinted the letter I wrote him some months back requesting an endorsement for my cause. He delivered, all right, and when he posted that letter on his web site and people had their attention drawn my way that day, the response was nothing short of astounding. The blog had more views that day than it had accrued in its lifetime of less than five months, donations from around the world poured in, and the large number of supportive or at least interested comments made January 11th a day to remember.

Being in the middle of that was an amazing experience; the feeling of all that positive energy directed my way was a lot like being in the vicinity of some immense engine just humming with power and potential. Dr. Woods did me a huge courtesy last month, apart from the advances the blog experienced in views and contributions, his endorsement and the public reaction that followed erased any shred of doubt I may have had remaining about the soundness of this project…reduced to simple factors it’s obvious that if folks’ awareness is drawn this way, they will step up to pitch in and help me achieve my goal of freedom.

With that in mind, I hope whoever’s reading this will take a moment to focus upon and think some positive thoughts in the direction of my old friend Jason, who’s been running his own gauntlet recently. You see, his young daughter will be undergoing some surgery within the week to address a relatively minor heart problem. Jason doesn’t complain or whine, but it’s obvious that the worry’s tormenting him…worry that won’t be alleviated until his kid gets through her procedure next week. I can’t claim to know just how he feels right now…I don’t have kids, so I’m not in that unique position. I do however know exactly how it feels to be running that gauntlet, to be in a lonely and dangerous place with no option available but to keep your head together, keep it down, and keep moving forward until you get through it. That kind of situation just sucks, pure and simple. I know, because while my situation isn’t equivalent with yours, it’s definitely parallel.

No squishy, syrupy platitudes will help get anyone through that gauntlet, no hackneyed cliches will touch that kind of isolation. As I understand it, my friend’s daughter couldn’t be in a better environment to address this health issue, he’s got his wife and family all supporting him, and the physicians involved are among the best in the world at this sort of thing. They do this fairly minor procedure every day, and any risks in it are minimal. Still, there’s no getting away from the fact that it means invasive surgery, it’s his kid in the O.R. and it’s about fixing her heart…a person’s going to worry, to obsess, to wish it were him going under the knife…and that will vex and gnaw at him without relief until it’s done and past.

So, yeah, if you’re reading this, take a sec and send some of that power my friend’s way. Right now he’s as alone as a person can be, and knows the truth of the matter that he’s got to see it through on his own. I know his strength of character will be sufficient to get him through this, he doesn’t need any assurance or advice; I’d just like it if he could feel same the power of peoples’ goodwill that I’ve felt myself touch him, even for just a brief time. I’m as hardnosed and cynical as they come, I hate most vapid New Agey stuff like poison, but I do know that power is as real as the air we breathe, and a shot of it can only produce positive results.

Jason my man, I know you’ll read this and hope you don’t think I’m being maudlin…it’s just that I wish I could do more to help but drawing some of that good karma your way is all I can do, since I gotta do something when a friend’s in a tight spot. You and I both know that intellectually there’s nothing to worry about and your daughter will be fine…but that doesn’t make the knot in your gut go away.

You know perfectly well how to hang tough, but just in case I’m not totally deranged, let’s scoop up some of that goodwill for you. Like chicken soup, ‘it vouldn’t hoit.’


About Glenn Horowitz

I'm a 20 year civil courier pilot, retired by multiple sclerosis. From summer of 2011 until December 2013 my efforts went mostly to my first blog, Get Glenn Mobile, to raise the funds needed to convert my Honda Element for wheelchair access and end my virtual housebound confinement. This was realized just after Christmas 2013 when I was able to acquire a superb X-WAV Element, already modified for my use. Though the original goal wasn't met, what was raised, plus my Honda, plus the proceeds of the sale from my mother's car were enough to make it happen. It's an amazing story in itself! Now, after my release from homebound prison, I can augment the journalistic work I'm doing for the American Daily Herald by getting out in public, talking with people, perhaps even getting some media attention to explain why someone as disabled as I am knows these unfunded entitlement programs like Social Security and its 'disability insurance' are bogus and do more harm than good, and in fact why the whole welfare/warfare state is contrived to keep the gravy train rolling for those who benefit while they drain our resources and eat out our substance. Why 'public education' is really public INDOCTRINATION that's become a meat grinder destroying our youth and our future. Why the fiat currency foisted on us by the Federal Reserve for a hundred years has destroyed the dollar and will without doubt cause its collapse. On and on the list goes, and I want to talk with the world about these vital matters. Please visit my new blog, 'Liberty On Wheels' at if you're interested in learning more!

Posted on February 15, 2012, in General Stuff. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you, Glenn, for your kind thoughts and words regarding my big brother. It’s amazing to see him as a dad – and worrysome to me to know that he is worried about my niece, although understandably so. You have nailed my brother’s personality. He is a lot like our dad (a fine man) in that he keeps his head up and tries to remain the solid foundation of his family through strife, remaining realistic and hopeful. I can’t think of a better, more deserving person for some good Karma. The power of positive thoughts does yield positive results. Thank you for being my brother’s friend. =) And, on a side note, my niece gets persistence and strength honestly (from both her parents). This should help her through her procedure. ūüėČ

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