Society | Suffering is real, but it shouldn’t change our identities
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 2/25/21, 12:04 pm
Back in the early 1970s, my husband worked as assistant manager of the local drive-in in the west Texas town where we were attending college. Since he didn’t get home until after midnight, I had those long evening hours to myself. When the weather cooperated, I took long walks. Most of it was along streets and avenues, but one route took me the long way around campus, past the far-flung tracks and ballfields, where there were no houses, little traffic, and few streetlights.
One night, in the silence under the stars, I began hearing footsteps besides my own.