Postcard from Kathmandu 2, 2011

Postcard from Kathmandu 2, 2011

Yesterday was very special… a reminder that each and every moment holds the potential for being special…

We went with apprehension to visit Sabin, a 14-year-old boy with one leg amputated. Last year we undertook to get him into school and we did, he spent a month in a private school, and then received a terminal diagnosis of tumours in his lungs… he had to be withdrawn from school and returned to his village home to be with his family….

His short time at school was ‘the time of his life’.

We visited his village home a few days ago, but he was in a Kathmandu hospital for a further check up, so yesterday we went to see him at his uncle’s house in Kathmandu….


Love is a very beautiful gift….. it fills the heart in such a way that we have an opportunity to know our fullest being…

The only thing to bring to a 14-year-old boy who is dying is love…

To sit with him and his mother and grandmother and extended family opens each and every heart.. it calls us into the very depth of love.

To see the eyes of a mother, looking lovingly at her dying son, and a grandmother, looking into the same eyes, and with the same eyes – is to see love’s gift in it’s most intimate expression.

Such sadness accompanies the beauty of love’s gift….. and yet if only we could always see each other through such loving eyes….

We left our blessing, and took with us the memory of love’s longing, and love’s looking….. Hearts now filled with tears, and in that awful filling somehow, a cleansing, an opportunity to appreciate love’s gift anew.



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