A ray of hope in Kean tilapia tragedy
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I read with utter disbelief the Oct. 10, 2013, Daily News article "poison kills Kean High's tilapia fish."
My heart and soul instantly roared with "why?" It's hard for me to believe that it wasn't an intentional act of cruelty.
A quote comes to mind that I love, by the Dalai Lama: "I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."
The tiniest little hope I find in this situation is that there was a tank that was under repair that was been tampered with and there were 90 baby tilapia in it. Just that one sentence in the article made my heart sing.
I must say with all the hope and faith I can muster that Kirk Lewis and the young Clemon Lewis, mentioned because of not just his inability to be engaged in other curricula but for his devotion to the success of the program, will continue to nurse those babies to adulthood and that this amazing program continues.
In addition, I want the governor, the Board of Education, the principal, teachers and students of Eudora Kean High to know there is a member of this community that supports you and knows with all her heart that you will persevere through this tragedy.
- Lynn DeLaney, St. Thomas