For most people, I think, it takes a lifetime, if at all, to learn what's important. For us to learn empathy, or kindness, or pain, or to know what is merely annoying compared to what is truly difficult. For us to learn how to truly love. If we're lucky, and smart, we take those lessons and the experiences we extract them from and transform them into actions of our own.
This is EXACTLY what the world of a 3-Day is like.... people digging down deep and really, truly loving each other. Standing up for those who are no longer with us, those who are being drug through the darkest hours of their lives right now, those who survived, and for a hope that tomorrow we will rid this world of such a terrible disease.
I witnessed more compassion in a weekend than I had seen in my entire lifetime before those 3 days.
I witnessed the way the world should be....