In Strength

The hand of my mother on the left.. a few months before passing, pretty much stuck to her bed.. holding the hand of Grace… a person my father brought into our lives as a family.. from Shanghai, China.. she was their tour guide and became a friend.. pen pals.. so much so my dad fought and got the help of congresswoman Nita Lowey to bring her here to the United States.

He found her a place to live.. put her through college.. she obtained her CPA and MBA and since then has her her life change dramatically and those of her family bc of this opportunity… what a legacy!

Long sotry.. but she is like my sister.. became a US citizen… has been here for 30 years.. and through so much with my family.. the highs,. the lows.. the celebrations and sorrows..

but now she is preparing to go back to Asia.. mb for good.. i do not know. because she too has been unwell.. im ver saddened to have her go…

but the strength of those two hands together ..remind me of the srength also inside of me.. and how grateful i am to have had such loving and strong women in my life..

and i guess both japan and china are waiting for me too….

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Fragility of Life

Fragility of life…… so much beauty.. promise.. but life thows curve balls… crasck. creases, bumps in otherwise solid ground and steady terrain… no matter ,, the beauty, the promise always shines through…. might look faded, blurry in the distance… one can’t always see with full clarity.. but in time… things generally come into focus…. become sharp and clear and strong as always amazing thing about time, distance and gentle, loving kindness

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the kind of world i want to live in

This is the kind of world i want to live in.. this is humanity...
forget all the bells and whistles everyone is after.
accumulation......status......power...... Not for me..
this is what makes my heart sing. the simplicity of simplicity..... generosity of spirit”.....just everyday people.. all walks of life....

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the promise of a dream

you gave your life for the promise of the dream.... that dream still lives on in many of us... and we will never stop celebrating all you have given up for something more important than the individual.. but the collective whole.. you are dearly loved

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."

 

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