Letter #3 - Miracles
It’s been quite a month in Hilton, NY. Harry Hollywood has been doing miracles. He does a few every day. Sometimes people notice, but most of the time they don’t. It makes no difference to Harry because he goes on doing them anyway.
Harry went over to McDonalds and ran into Elmer Sandbagger. Elmer was going on about how much he loved Donald Trump and all he has done for our country, how Covid-19 is a hoax to make the President look bad, and if it wasn’t for the Mexicans and Muslims and you know who moving into our suburbs, America could be great again.
Barbara Golden was there and told Elmer she disagreed but he, Elmer, of course, is entitled to his opinion, even if he is wrong, because it is a free country and people can express their opinion. Elmer then went off on fake news and how reporters should be locked up for spreading lies.
Ted Marketer came in and joked that he didn’t know if he could sell what Elmer was peddling but if he could sell it anywhere he would have more success in Hilton, NY which is certainly Trump country. Roy Christain who had come to McDonalds with Harry said, “There certainly are a lot of Trumpists here, but not everyone, and I pray every day that the tide is turning and that there will be a miracle and that people will see the light of God in every person.”
Jennifer Golddigger was sitting in one of the tables in the back and apparently had overheard the conversation because she came up front to get a refill on her coffee and said, “I voted for Trump because he is a billionaire and a great businessman. I always wished I was one of his daughters like Ivanka. I would like being married to a rich guy like Jared and have a rich daddy like Donald.”
Harry said, “There’s more important things in life than money.”
Roy chimed in, “Jesus said it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven.” There was a pregnant pause in the conversation.
Harry said, “Yes, a fool and their money are soon parted. A person does not live on bread alone.”
Elmer said, “What are you talking about Harry?? Rich people rule the world and call all the shots.”
Harry said softly, “Not the world I live in.”
And that’s the way things have been going in Hilton, NY over the last month or so. Harry thinks there are things more important than money. Jennifer wants to be Ivanka and have Donald for her father and Jared for her husband. Roy loves to quote the bible, and Elmer loves D.J. and wants America to be great again when the whites were in control. Meanwhile, Harry seems to have risen above it all and surfs the waves of pain and suffering in the ocean of the ego. Harry’s attitude and presence of mind in the midst of this insanity seems to be a miracle.