It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can
sincerely try to help another without helping himself.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
TWO by Two is one beautiful kind of community in many different forms...yet all somehow side by side--
GO here to see some various and marvelous examples of two by two...
There are many different arrangements for community. Most of us long for the REAL kind: transparent yet safe, energizing, life-changing and peace-giving...Below is a poet and a master photography with some examples as metaphors at least. I hope to keep searching for more witnesses -- especially the artistic varieties -- of the same.
Plz let me know what you find as well...
May we celebrate the community of us all this New Year 2013
Somehow there is a sense of community between the poet the subjects (and implied souls present or missing)...do you find these so? If so, in what way? GO read a few here -- go back through the archives and I predict you'll find just the one to speak to you of this kind of togetherness of soul...by Tagore, a favorite and Great Poet by a humble yet ever-so-gifted Bangledeshi homemaker. See these one of a kind "hand-crafted" English Translations...perhaps many of these are translated into English for the first time? (In fact, this site is what inspired my own post today! Thank You,
Oh, and here are a few others which place the energy, feat, effort and maybe some sort of "love" on the same footing between the community of two, whether human & doc at birth or animal/human or animal pairings. Life is full of infinite such miracles of community. Let' keep sharing these gems for a richer,
more inspired New Year than ever...
Take a look here
Notes on photos: The first photo on the top is of three dear friends: from left, Dr. Rick Halperin who teaches at Southern Methodist U & has one of the first Human Rights Depts. in the US; in the middle of this top photo is Rais Bhuiyan who began the movement: World Without Hate and forgave & thereby helped transform his would-be killer; and Mr. Hadi -- well-known as a great -- while humble man of peace...the id of photo is bhuiyan-thumb-350x217-114100.jpg
The middle photo is from photographer Steve's blog -- find in the first link above. We have helped Allah raise two sons who were born & lived in Uganda...where we also lived briefly. This hospital scene is quite familiar to me from several places on Africa.
The final photo was found on msn.com for 3 Jan. 2013...(just as I was leaving the internet.)
Thanx for comming by....