Originally posted at Writeindependent.org on October 1, 2011
optimism – human condition – love – persistence – Haiti
I heard an incredible story years ago about a young Haitian man who was coming to the USA on a small boat, after escaping political violence that killed most of his relatives.
He had essentially lost everything except the few clothes he was wearing.
What is most amazing about this story is that the Haitian refugee was talking about one thing and one thing only. He was not focused on his losses; rather, all he could talk about was a girl with whom hoped to reunite, for he was in love.
Such is the human spirit.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Richard Buckminster Fuller