Thursday, March 19, 2009

NPR and a Tale of Forgiveness

Recently, I posted about the convenience of being able to access free online content via my phone*, the Palm Treo 755p.  NPR programming is my main vice, as I've said many times before.  The last time, B. Good said she'd heard good things about NPR programming and that she might finally take the plunge some time soon.

Well, here's her and your opportunity:  NPR's "This I Believe" second-to-last episode is only four minutes and forty-four seconds long and tells a tale few would ever believe possible.

Simply put: A woman was raped.  A man was falsely convicted of the rape.  They are now friends.

That's all I'll say, for now.  If you'd like to know more, check it out.  It's less than five minutes.

Here's a link to the show's website and episode summary.

Here's a link to play the episode.

I can't make it much easier than that.
Please give it a listen.  I think you'll be glad that you did.

* - or, more specifically, via some software on my phone. The software is called Kinoma 4 EX


Angie said...

West, I was moved by this story too. I'm in awe of the guy's ability to forgive. I don't know if I could have been so forgiving.

West said...

I feel similarly, but I felt what he said about surviving prison by letting go of the anger... by forgiving.

b. good said...

Wow. What a powerful story. I replayed this episode a few times. Our decisions and choices hold so much more weight than we tend to realize; and they are so easy to make.

West, thank you for getting me going on NPR with this story.

West said...

I'm glad you found it worthwhile. :-)