Selina is a school child in Kenya whom I started sponsoring this year. She’s thirteen, likes to play soccer and her favorite color is pink. Imagining the discrepancy between both our realities makes my head spin. I am glad that by sponsoring her school fees and supplies I can reach out. It’s her birthday next month and I made this drawing for her.
that there are people
with whom I can be
the way I feel
that friend, whose parents are mad but won’t tell him why.
that friend, who just broke up and whose heart doesn’t know what to do now.
that friend, who faced his inner demons bravely – only to realize that the journey had only just begun.
that friend, who is expecting his first child and sometimes is a little scared.
that friend, whose father died unexpectedly.
that friend, who’s recovering from illness and has to learn that things are different now.
that friend, who’s following her dream but struggles to make a living from it.
all of us, facing life each day, drinking the cup it’s handing to us.
thank you M. for the dandelion picture