Thursday, October 29, 2009
Life is Precious
One of the things that has always fascinated me, inspired me, and exhilarated me is the will of the human spirit. After watching that, I was moved to tears.
And I thought about how beautiful, how exceptional that woman is. To not just survive all of that, but to be so truly beautiful, so eloquent (even in her bare literacy), and to have such an appreciation of life. It's humbling.
People who have so little, are often those who are the most willing to share what they have, ever noticed that? They're the first to share what they have, what they know, their help, their hearts.
Why do some people only overcome the hurdles set in front of them, while the same events in the life of someone else will bring them low, never to find the light again?
Why can pain refine some, bring out their diamond brilliance, and reach into the bedrock of their very being to create a being of almost unbearable beauty, while in someone else, it only turns into bitterness?
We have everything we could ever want these days. Technology, the best of everything, everything at our fingertips, but sometimes I think it poisons our way of thinking.
We're all so connected, but we've never been so alone.
There's not a sense of true community, like in earlier generations.
Maybe it's not community that's missing. Maybe it's the sense of family, of love, of compassion that is slowly leaking out of the world we know.
Sometimes it's just easier to put your headphones on, and listen to what's going on in your own life.