Monday, January 14, 2008

Resiliency

Yesterday was a difficult day for me. It was the day when it truly hit home for me where I am and what I am doing, so much so that during dinner an overwhelming rush of emotion welled up in my throat and I started to cry.

I do not cry in public. Ever. But this outpouring could not be contained.

I am amazed by the resiliency of the human spirit, and touched by the outpouring of love and joy from children who have experienced horrors and hardships that I cannot even imagine. Their ability to heal, to continue with life and experience joy, both amazes and humbles me.



(I hope that video works)

5 comments:

Jess said...

I had some moments like that in Senegal, too. They are eye-opening and they broaden your perspective. It is truly amazing how resilient people can be.

Deutlich said...

In your shoes? I'd be a sobbing mess. A total, uncontrollable mess. It absolutely tears me up inside what's going on in so many parts of the world and it's really sad that most Americans don't even have a clue.

distractedspunk said...

I think they bring a whole new meaning to booty shaking. Can you imagine that in the clubs here? It'd be so fun!

ana said...

I've had moments like these, and cried. I am a big sook.

and DS, yes they do don't they?

Princess Pointful said...

So much happiness and colour in that clip. It is easy to see how one could become overwhelmed!!