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When we still in school Moua would call us around her for Sunday prayers after ghee rice lunch sometimes under the Casuarina trees overlooking the sapphire Bay of Bengal. She used to have these wide dark eyes fringed with lashes so black you wondered if that was mascara, but of course it wasn’t. Moua was not exactly an aunt, nor old enough to be one, but she was full of kindness. I remembered her today because of another person Kavi L and not so prone to kindnesses, which is her right, but she has the same brilliance like Moua – what’s with these people ?
Three hours after Kavi L finished her chatter on painting and how people who ‘pay peanuts must be monkeys’ or something like that,we walked past the bazaar where old things and stolen things are sold as antique but you might find the Kohinoor diamond who knows….
well, Kavi L turns around and says this slow and clear, ‘I love the power I receive after praying and don’t let anyone rubbish that…”
I didn’t dare ask anymore questions ; the sun sinks back a bit at the grin on Kavi’s face.
I will not let go of anything
except what I don’t need
to with hold
In 1987, a 74-year old rickshaw puller by the name of Bai Fangli came back to his hometown planning to retire from his backbreaking job. There, he saw children working in the fields, because they were too poor to afford school fees.
Bai returned to Tianjin and went back to work as a rickshaw puller, taking a modest accommodation next to the railway station. He waited for clients 24 hours a day, ate simple food and wore discarded second-hand clothes he found. He gave all of his hard-earned earnings to support children who could not afford education.
In 2001, he drove his rickshaw to Tianjin YaoHua Middle School, to deliver his last installment of money. Nearly 90 years old, he told the students that he couldn’t work any more. All of the students and teachers were moved to tears.
In total, Bai had donated a total of 350,000 yuan to help more than 300 poor students continue with their studies. In 2005, Bai passed away leaving behind an inspiring legacy.
If a rickshaw-puller who wore used clothes and had no education can support 300 children to go to school, imagine what you and I can do with the resources we have to bring about positive change in our world!
The words came out and met over my head,
what can you say ;
they ( words) have a life of their own, I am just rented space,
they are often too much to put on paper
and break into a song, dear God,
what made the first song, was it a river, a stream,
a scream, was it a rain drop pattern drip – drop on a
pain, was it a cough, a sneeze, stammer that happened
with the rain….
Zadock Ben David
I have never got tired of this one : thank you Sir.
” You have to trust that the ‘ dots’ will somehow connect in the future..
………..STAY HUNGRY, STAY FOOLISH …”
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Uploaded on Mar 7, 2008 Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
Fantastic new ideas via bored moments ?
they arrive in frogs ? (Kermit is this green guy here I just found on Google home page ?)
Bears Winnie the Pooh,
Mice Jerry ??
Cats (Tom)… never abort a fantastic bored moment, no matter-
how they arrive at you ..
raindrops on noses(roses 🙂 the song !)
what did the creator encounter, did they have a dream..
why Edvard Munch painted ‘Scream’.. ?
( People look at Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” which went on display in Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) for a six-month exhibition in New York City. The Norwegian artist’s most famous motif, and one of the world’s most iconic paintings, sold for nearly $120 million at Sotheby’s auction house in May and is the only one of four versions that is in private hands. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP.