Use Me

Today I Saved a Life

“When you’re drowning and someone is reaching down from a rock and says, ‘Grab my hand!’ you do it! That’s when it’s all right to use someone, Alec, because that’s how they got there. That’s how I did. I mean, I still barely even have my own footing, but I’m saying, ‘Grab my hand. Use me!’”

~from the novel Healing River

“Freely you have received. Freely give.”

~Matthew 10:8

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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10 Responses to Use Me

  1. Hey MItch, for some reason, this reminds me of Marge Piercy’s poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57673/to-be-of-use

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  2. Summed up in two words: Pay Forward

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  3. I’d like to get a hold of that novel. Also the one you’re serializing on Saturdays. Someday!

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  5. Maren says:

    So often too busy to notice the hand — the helper or the desperate one.

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  6. K.L. Hale says:

    Amen, Mitch. This touches my heart! 💛

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