In America, lawyering up can create the state of the unbearable lightness of being. Those with highly skilled lawyers, especially if they are brandname ones, inhabit an unique kind of space. They exude a fierce presence.
The classic example was O.J. Simpson, after being arrested for allegedly murdering two human beings. Once the Dream Team was put together, Simpson developed a surreal aura.
The more recent example of the seeming results of lawyering up is "Ebola Nurse" Kaci Hickox. Her legal counselor is famed civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel. She went from a tent with portable john to the "Today Show." Here is that video clip and coverage by David K. Li in The Post.
Given Hickox's state of transcendence, could the new American Dream mutate into being represented by the kind of lawyer who makes other lawyers tremble when she or he sits down at the conference table? How many many resentments we can clear away in the wreckage of our past. Some remain on my bucket list.