Broken, destroyed, ransacked were the first words that came to my my mind when I landed in Liberia. In the aftermath of the bloody civil war, everything needed to be fixed. But the spirits of its people were so high, their desire to build again, to live again, to start it all over was so impressive. This is the picture that sums it all to me:
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean. If a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty” Mahatma Gandhi
In 2007, Liberia was still bearing the wounds of its long civil war. But just like snow drops, the those kids’ contagious laughs echoed a new era of love and faith in humanity.
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Estelea, what a positive take on the word “broken”…These children’s smiles are exactly the thing the world needs…beautiful photo and beautifully written!
Thanks so much Lia 🙂 On Sundays, after a long week of work in the field, I used to wander in the streets of Monrovia. Seeing those kids playing, laughing among all the destructions would always fill my heart with optimism and their laughters were so contagious. They are the best batteries charger !
So true, dear Estelea! Those smiles are so precious! Take care and all the best to you and to your beautiful family! 🙂
Same to you all my dearest 🙂