I Thought I Was Ready. Refugees in Lesvos… Day One.
I thought I was ready to come face to face with Syrian refugees. I thought I was strong enough to welcome them off the boats here on the island of Lesvos. I thought I could take the tragedy unfolding firsthand in stride. But I was wrong. I am but one day in – and this may be the single most trying undertaking of my life. Driving home this evening – as soon as we were out of Molyvos, distanced from the fateful rocky shores, away from the overcrowded and understocked refugee ca