at a gathering the other night, keaton said, when i came back from my learning journey to kliptown, soweto, i was so moved by the children, and the poverty, and all that they need, that i'm doing anything and everything i can to help them.
an agitated acquaintance said, i don't understand americans like you? we have so many poor children right here in our own country. the patriotic thing to do is help our children first.
i thought, uh oh.
then keaton said, i suppose i would agree with your concern if children were able to choose which country they wanted to starve in, because they'd pretty much all choose to starve here, since we have most of the world's food. but since they don't have much say in the whole matter, i can't be worried about where they happen to be dying. besides, there are plenty to go around, so don't waste your time getting all worked up over me. just get crackin' helping children where ever you might find them, and i promise, i'll only sing the praises of your human compassion.
god i get all goo-goo eyed when she talks like that.