Tuesday, August 07, 2007

BkThtTue 1 - Everyone Met

Today,I learned that a distant family member died.

Later in the day, I was reading Tim Madigan's book about Fred Rogers titled "I'm Proud of You". On page 7 of this book, while talking about Fred Rogers, the author wrote:

  • Another time he wrote [a letter to me] that he had discovered the South African word ubuntu, which means: "I am because we are." "Isn't that lovely!" He said. "My identity is such that it includes you. I would be a very different person without you."

With the effort of just a little reflection, it is (hopefully usually) good to know that everyone we meet puts or adjust a little bit of clay on us.

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