Jews throughout history know this feeling all too well. This was brought up Friday, by my work buddy Anastase, who’s from Rwanda. I’m reading a book by a Rwandan exile named Louise Mushikiwabo called Rwanda Means the Universe.
Anastase said “Eleven years on the run, if trouble breaks out in my adopted country, the United States of America, I’m not running again!”
I had to agree with him. Both of us are getting old and grouchy. Starting fresh in another country is not easy. I just finished German journalist Josef Joffe’s book about how the United States has naysayers and that we will be fine. I like that.
Also, I am too slow to run; more likely to slug it out, if need be. You know the saying, I wont start it, but I’ll finish it.