Saturday, January 10, 2009

'A Hero In Scrubs'

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill
John Pryor would have frowned at all the attention.
Like so many truly good men, he was humble. While so many athletes and movie stars give little and claim much, he gave life with his hands and claimed nothing in return.
This was a person you encounter once or twice in a lifetime if you're lucky. Fortunately, many Philadelphians were.
And because they had the privilege of knowing him, they gathered at the cathedral this week to mourn. But, mostly, they were there to celebrate a luminous soul that burned brightly among them all too briefly. . . .

To read the rest of Christine Flowers' wonderful column from the Philadelphia Daily News click here.

1 comment:

Sean Schafer said...

A wonderful, eloquent and important piece. Thank you Christine Flowers.