Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Earth Is So Hard

When I walk through the halls of the hospital, I see so much suffering and difficulty. One phrase repeats in my head; "Earth is so hard".
The link below is to a heartbreaking and brilliant photo documentary of a young boy and his mother. The boy is dying of cancer and she is his only caregiver. This is not for the faint of heart...

Thank you to the person who took these pictures and to the amazing souls that let them be taken. I have been temporarily transported by these pictures to another level of existence.

Thanks, also, to my husband who sent me this link and then sat with me while I sobbed!

1 comment:

David Claud said...

I like your wording: "Earth is so hard". I couldn't agree with you more, even though for the most part, I have experienced very little pain thus far.

One of the most interesting books I have ever read is entitled, "The Gift Nobody Wants," by Paul Brand. Interestingly, the gift is pain, and his book demonstrates how the absence of pain (as in leprosy) has horrible consequences.

I also find a comment by C.S. Lewis quite interesting: "God whispers to us in our pleasure. But He shouts to us in our pain. Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world."

Thank you posting the picture and your comments. I agree, "Earth is so hard."