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March 08, 2011

Finding Joy No Matter What The Circumstances


A girl dances near plumes of smoke from fires of coal scavenged by her family in the New Colony village in Jharkand, India, on Jan. 7. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #

I can relate to this little girl, finding happiness in dire circumstances, and I feel a bond with her that is hard to explain. It is as if I know her. No matter she is way over in India and I am in Nebraska in the US. She is a little girl and I am an older woman. We are connected.

We are all connected.

40 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That is a truly amazing picture and spirit.

Maggie May said...

Yes, we are all very similar people no matter where we are in the world, and we experience & feel the same things, even when we are in different cultures.
Lovely picture.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

savannah said...

yes!

we are and that connected-ness has sustained me and i am grateful! thank you for your kind words. xoxoxoo

Rock Chef said...

That is a great photo. It is amazing how a good photo can really capture someone's spirit, so that just by looking at it you can feel that connection.

Marla said...

We are all connected. It has been over twenty years since our adoption of a 12 old year Indian girl named Rupa fell through. A few months before she was to come home, she vanished from the children's home. My heart is still connected to her and to this day, I pray for her believing I will see her one day.

This photo made me think of her.

Cinner said...

Glad we are connected my friend. does this mean your feeling better. hugs.

Brian Miller said...

we are all connected...and in many ways the cord runs through our hearts...

Mama Zen said...

Yes, we are.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Well said

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a stunning and emotion-provoking photo Techno. I hope this young girl grows up to be the kind of woman you are-- strong and loving.

Hope you're feeling better, xo jj

blueviolet said...

We most certainly are. This is just lovely, Techno.

Hilary said...

So true. Incredible photo and sentiments.

lisleman said...

we are all connected. I believe one-to-one we could live peacefully.

Stickup Artist said...

If this thought were universally recognized, it would save us. We are all connected...

Jeanie said...

Very poignant photo. I love the expression of your connection to the girl in the photo and the connectedness of us all.

Life with Kaishon said...

This is the most beautiful thing I have seen in weeks. WOW. I love it. Very, very beautiful.

Jason, as himself said...

What a great thought.

Sandra said...

Happy International Women's Day! I think your post was a perfect way to celebrate and acknowledge.

TALON said...

We are all connected. Great post, TechnoBabe. Hope you are feeling a 100 percent again!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

So true. But I can see why you would feel a special bond with a little girl who is also able to spin straw into gold.

slommler said...

Wow!! Amazing photo and such a beautiful message you have shared. We are all connected! If we could just begin to feel it every day...the world would change for sure!!
Hugs
SueAnn
Congrats on your POTW award

Cricket said...

Indeed we are. Congratulations on your potw.

DJan said...

I agree, TB. That picture is uplifting, and your post says it well, in just a few words. Our connection will be our salvation... or our downfall. It's up to us.

You are making a positive difference.

Kathy M. said...

Wow. Very touching. Having had the privilege of reading this blog for some time, I know you have been able to find happiness in dire circumstances. Your ability to do that inspires me, as does your ability to connect. Thank you for sharing. Hugs to you.

Nezzy said...

Wow, what an amazin' picture that it. It speaks volumes for the human spirit doesn't it???

God bless and have a remarkable day sweetie!!!

terri said...

We could all use a little bit of her spirit.

Casey Freeland said...

What a picture! Amazing. And i do know exactly how you feel.

Cheers,

Casey

ds said...

Wonderful message, and a great way to illustrate it. We are all connected; sometimes it is difficult to remember that. Thank you.

And congratulations on your POTW!

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

We are all connected, although too many of us forget that. Beautiful, strange photograph.

ladyfi said...

Wow - the human spirit is amazing!

Dave King said...

Absolutely right. The picture and your thoughts say it all!

Eileen said...

This is a beautiful post on the strength of the spirit within.
And the bond you feel with this little girl is beautiful too.
Kindred spirits.
I love this!
All the best,
Eileen

Everyday Goddess said...

so true, we all share the source of divinity that creates worlds. namaste.

beth said...

and now if anyone can find the joy in japan.....how sad is that mess.....

Noelle said...

Wow, yes!

Julie said...

I just had to sit here for a couple of minutes and cry. It makes me so sad that any child would have to endure this, but like you, I am inspired by her amazing spirit. Yes, we are all connected. Thank you, Technobabe.

Syd said...

Yes, we are.

KleinsteMotte said...

I hope that there will be some of this happening in Japan too!!

deb colarossi said...

catching up here ,

your heart just makes mine larger...

this is riveting .

365 Attempts (At Life) said...

Love this post. I think we all need to be reminded of the connection when alienation kicks in.