June 14th, 2007

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Good Morning!

It is another beautiful day.  I slept with the windows open, unusual for here.  The warmth does oil the bones, and I feel alive and awake.

The film of the small village in Sierra Leone is still with me, the smiles, dancing, comradeship.   Last night raised the money to bring a well to another village.  It is lovely to consider and it is because of the vision of one man.

"I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen."

- Frank Lloyd Wright

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Rumi -

Guest House

This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness
comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame,
the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.