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Prompt: The Beauty

The Beauty of the Human Spirit

Left for dead on a ghost ship in the Suez Canal

Bringing supplies to the ship
ITF photo of the MV Aman

The sunken eyes in his sallow face looked deeply into mine with a gratitude that transcended our language difference. He was grateful to be rescued from a rusting, roach-infested, steel grave. I was grateful for the opportunity to feel useful, to make a difference. Two people…




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