The Corsair: A Promise is a Promise
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Annie Lennox, Sweet Dreams
Stacie Rohr looked at a drawing of her and Rosa Parks holding hands in front of an old Montgomery bus. Stacie thought back to the day Rosa faced the police officers on the bus. Rosa wouldn’t be moved around like an animal.
She leaned out the open bus window and made a promise to Rosa Parks as a policeman pushed her into the back of the police car. She would carry Rosa’s fight for the dignity of the person (human, alien or otherwise] until the end of time.
On December 1, 1955, Stacie Rohr, an illegal alien with two hearts, fell in love with humanity.
“I won’t forget you, Rosa,” she said, and closed her leather-bound journal. “A promise is a promise.”
But Stacie also knew that promises are not always easy to keep. Occasionally, a promise made itself difficult to keep. Because a promise can be its own foil. And several promises – they can easily become labyrinth of negotiation and good faith.
Turning her attention to her Twitter stream, a tweet caught Stacie’s eye.
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