3.14.13 CAMBODIA- 2 DAYS OF DEEP REFLECTION-part 1

Today was a day of profound sadness, deep anguish, and intense  heaviness.  Because of this I have decided to divide the events of Wednesday and Thursday into two posts focusing the first day on Human Trafficking and the second on The Killing Fields and S21, the Genocide Museum.  In doing so I feel I have a chance of making it through these posts.  I think the easiest way to find words for these two days is to go to feelings…so I shall express the two days in the form of Haiku.

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LIFE MOVES SO SLOWLY

WHEN  DARKNESS PIERCES THE CORE

HELP ME HEAL THIS PAIN

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TEN THROUGH TWELVE YEARS OLD

STOLEN YEARS OF INNOCENCE

CAN YOU REALLY HEAL

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FRIENDS MEET AGAIN

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FRIENDS LIFT THE DARKNESS

HEALING OTHERS IS YOUR CALL

THIS IS GOD AT WORK

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 THE BLOOM CAFE…a place for a mended tomorrow

(empowering survivors of trafficking and women at risk

through vocational training and employment)

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WHEN GRIEF HOLDS YOUR HAND

IT IS GOOD TO FIND SWEETNESS

IN CUPCAKES AND GOD

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THE HOLY COLLIDES

WITH THE BROKENNESS OF LIFE

 CHRIST BE BREATH FOR ME

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There is a sense of calm and focus that comes from writing Haikus.  I pray you have felt my day, known my grief and pain, and been nudged to offer up some kind of kindness or restorative hand to someone you meet along the streets, within your work place, or in your family today.

Be well and know our eyes continue to be opened  to the many ways we can live out God’s call in our lives to make a difference in this world.

Carol Damonte and the 7 other Abolistionist, Dylan, David, Judtih, Janice, Andrew, Phil and Kim

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