Occupy Wall Street at 6AM Sunday – A booth offering “Free Empathy.”

Stacy was ‘manning’ a booth offering “Free Empathy.” Seeing as how I was absolutely surrounded by people needing advanced empathy, I stopped by to chat with her.What I found was a mother of four from Florida who had come all the way up for a week and was staying “for as long as it takes.”


Stacy made me proud to be a human being.

Before approaching her, I listened as she listened as intently as anybody I’ve ever seen to sob story after sob story with a lot of blame for others and political acrimony thrown in for good measure.