Could I Do This?

The truth?
I don’t know.
I agree with the sentiments expressed in this short film and admire these people and their courage and their commitment to action and hope and change for the better but I’m not sure I could be as magnanimous if someone took my child.
But I’d really like if I could.
I don’t admire success or fame or accomplishment. I don’t aspire to be like anybody else really – certainly not in regard to what our societies tell me I should want to emulate. But I do aspire to be as open-hearted, as brave and as far-seeing as these people.

22 Comments

  1. I thank you for posting this. It was hard to watch. That woman who couldn’t save her own child, and leave the others there, wow. That was heartbreaking. What courage that would take. I can’t even imagine.

  2. Thank you. So incredibly inspiring!

  3. What must End, What must Begin

    War must end. Competition must end. Waste must end.
    Peace must begin. Cooperation must begin. Bounty must begin.
    Individual exploration must begin. Colonization of space must begin.
    Capitalism must end. Poverty must end. Greed must end.
    Selflessness must begin. Equality must begin. Compassion must begin.
    Being rich must end. Being poor must end. Premature death must end.
    Clean free energy must begin. Naturalism must begin.
    Life must begin, again.

    John Pontious 8/21/2011
    http://www.johnpnts.wordpress.com

  4. Wow. I would like everyone to see this video. What if the essence of forgiveness was embedded in every culture, every human? Wow, I say again. There are so many quotes I want to take away from this, but here, I think, is the crux:

    “Kony is our arch enemy. But if we want to talk with him, let’s see God’s face in his image.”

    mm.

    Thank you for sharing the video.

  5. Again – thanks for the lovely poem.

  6. You are welcome and I’m so glad you watched it and liked it. I agree wholeheartedly with you. If everyone was as noble as this there would certainly be no problems in the world.

  7. An example of forgiveness we should all hold before our faces every day–and pedal every harder to indwell such a spirit!

  8. Well said, we have to follow the beat of our own drummer. 🙂 By the way, what happened to your personal gravatar?

  9. Isn’t it a very inspiring example. I can only aspire…

  10. I think my gravatar joined another band…