Bits and Pieces

Wednesday, December 01, 2004  

We are all the same

Listened to NPR's special edition on Nkosi Johnson, who died in 2001 of AIDS at age 12. Jim Wooten, an ABC newsman who has penned a book on the kid's story spoke.

At the end of one of his interviews with Johnson, the boy reminded him: "Wait just a moment, Jim. You haven't asked me about death." Johnson then went on to say that while he didn't want to die, he was not afraid of dying.

And he left Wooten with a message that floored the newsman for its youthful insight: "Do all you can with what you have in the time you have in the place you are."

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