Sep 30, 2009

Through The Eyes Of A Child

This is the face of the Filipino child. Who finds the time to smile even when we don't give her and millions of others much to smile about.

Scene from a Cainta Relief Center.Thank you, Macdaddy

This is the voice of Severn Suzuki who found the time- and the guts! - to teach us.

In the first Earth Summit staged in Brazil in 1992, this 12-year old stunned a crowd with her honest and brave words. Seventeen years later, this video is still being viewed by millions all over the world.
"At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us how to behave in the world. You teach us not to fight with others, to work things out, to respect others, to clean up our mess, to share, not to be greedy. Then why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do?"
"I'm only a child and I don't have all the solutions, but I want you to realize, neither do you! You don't know how to fix the holes in our ozone layer. You don't know how to bring salmon back up a dead stream. You don't know how to bring back an animal now extinct. And you can't bring back forests that once grew where there is now a desert. If you don't know how to fix it, please stop breaking it!"

It's high time we look at our children. And listen. And give them something truly worth smiling about.

1 comment:

Cely said...

Thanks for this beautiful post! My heart melts. We can see these smiles only in the Philippines... and the World has to learn from them.

MacDaddy has a wonderful eye for taking the photo at just the precise moment to produce a lovely, natural and meaningful shot.

May God bless all of you... and may all of you be blessed with new reasons to smile and hope in the coming days. Many hugs.