So today's session brought two gentlemen who were examples of how easy it could be to marginalize, when we don't
know their story... One was a bit quiet and initially reluctant to speak. The other was happy to talk, but challenged with focusing his thinking, and trying to get out words that would effectively explain his situation. Both of them had lost children, lost
other family members, lost relationships, lost their homes, lost employment, lost health, and now spend many of their days surrounded by a community of others dealing with their own incredibly challenging circumstances and conditions. One of the gentlemen,
of the same age as me at 53, was just this morning told he was stupid and unemployable. And yet here they both were, still managing to find the resources to get through another day.