Southern Justice–Preview

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 I am a lawyer. I am not always proud of that fact. When I look around the profession, there are many times when I am less than pleased with my choice of professions. It does not matter, however, because at the end of the day I am always a lawyer. I think like a lawyer. I speak like a lawyer. I evaluate the world around me like a lawyer. It has become who I amme. No matter how low my profession sinks, there will always be a couple of moments that rise above the norm and make me proud to be a lawyer. This story is one of those moments.  

As I write this he lies on his bed, struggling for his breath, looking sallow. His hair is almost gone, his skin hangs on his bonessagging as he lies back. The only sharp feature remaininghis eyes. Days from death and still his eyes betray the intelligence and compassion that have driven his life. I came to the bedside hoping to spend the last few days with him getting out the words that would never come when we were both proud men standing tall and well in the land of the living. Now that he knows he is headed to the land of the dead, he is not willing to let pride stand in the way of anything. So I sit here, wishing to make my peaceforced to let him make his. After all, it appears he will be speaking directly with the Maker before I will. So, I let him make his peace. 

Looking back I wish I had been more prepared for him to make his peace. The revelations moved from folklore that I had ignoredI was, after all, away trying to build a prosperous career in one of the most competitive fields on the East Coastto truth and courage beyond imagination. I found it hard to believe, and I grew up with much of the folklore. You might find it impossible to believe. That does not make this recounting any less true than it is.


1 Response to “Southern Justice–Preview”

  1. 1 Lori 22 April 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I was really hoping this was the expose on that bastard you once worked for!
    Regardless I look forward to reading it.
    Best to all.

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