Something Stronger Than Fear Inside
--by Bluebell, posted May 11, 2009
I used to live in residential area that was quite far way from everything. It was a very hot midsummer day with temperatures over 35 ºC and it was also around that time of the day that the sun is stronger.
I was driving home when I saw these two men walking along the road under that burning sun. They looked exhausted. I drove past them in the opposite direction and I had this urge of doing a u-turn and giving them a lift. All kinds of thoughts came into my mind, including what if they harm me?
But, there was something stronger than fear inside of me. So, I did a u-turn and stopped the car next to them, opened the door of my old fiesta and invited them in. I noticed the puzzled looks on their faces and I could even feel that they were embarrassed. They were immigrants and didn’t speak my language, but through gestures and smiles I took them to the closest place to their home. They were too embarrassed to let me see where they lived, so I couldn't take them all the way.
I have a lot of respect for people who have to leave their countries and their families behind to look for a better future for themselves.