Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Courage is....

The eye-surgeon with a flourishing practice, who returned to his village and set up an eye-hospital for the poor. The retired bureaucrat who runs a school exclusively for boys from a community that has been shunned for generations. The articulate woman who’s dedicated her life to rescuing and rehabilitating victims of the sex trade.

They could have led comfortable lives, but chose to do something meaningful. They may not flaunt the material trappings of success, but they are the richest people I know.

Gandhi said it best. “Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.”_____

Flashback 2011- June 
When it rains, the dry bed turns into a gurgling stream. In the dry months, it could be mistaken for a trail. Water comes and goes, but the rocks stay on forever. This photograph, taken during a trek in June forms a part of my Pictoral Flashback of 2011.


Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Oh, well said! Real courage comes from turning away from worrying about one's own material comforts and looking out at what needs to be done. Thanks for the reminder.

Dorte H said...

What a great tribute to people who really deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful and heart-warming post! :)


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