Bless your Heart, Cyndi Lauper
I know the whole subject of her helpin' out is the cool part but here's the really cool part. Cyndi didn't have to stay. No one realized she was there because her plane landed as the earthquake was happenin'. She could have waited until the airport was opened up again and flown home.
But she didn't. She stayed and performed all her concerts as promised and Japan is proud she did. She said she did it to help the people of Japan and, although she did do that, she also helped the people of the US. She gave us some of our dignity back.
So many times we are blinded to the brilliance of others by our social mores but some acts of heroism shine through everyone's darkness.
Some turn on their light in the time of emergencies like Sully" Sullenberger of Danville, California, who landed his US Airways jet into the Hudson saving himself and 154 others. Heroes like him are exceptional.
But what Cyndi Lauper did was also exceptional. When confronted with a fight or flight situation, she did neither. She helped. She stayed and helped.
And now, a year later, she is back in Japan to call attention to the continued support of those whose lives were devastated and still are a year later.
If Congress is looking for some issue to bring our country together, why not have them offer a tribute to Cyndi Lauper.
You won't have much trouble convincin' Democrats and Independents to jump on this bandwagon and I think there's room there for you Republicans, too.
We'll just have to build a box on the wagon big enough so you'll think you're the only ones at the party.
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