“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if I can let them be…when I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner’. I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”—Carl Rogers (via seabois)
After months of being held captive as a housekeeper in the Mideast and then metro Detroit, Nade — her name has been changed to protect her identity — had become so ill she could barely move. She pleaded to go to the hospital, but her captors refused. On a July day in 2009, Nade did the unthinkable.
She went to the master bedroom, took her passport from a suitcase, grabbed the family’s cell phone, wrapped it in tissues and tucked it in her pocket.