Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What Is Life?

Tim Hetherington and Partner Idil Ibrahim with Restrepo Team, Academy Awards night. Photo Courtesy Michael Goulding.
I know a beautiful woman. She is Light. Today, she offered a piece of the beauty she shared with her partner, Tim Hetherington. From her, I am learning what it is to love. What it is to live. To give everything of yourself in love and dance, naked against the raw tides of life, whatever they sweep ashore.

From Idil, To Life.
Crowfoot's words are how she chose to remember, "What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is as the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." Like Crowfoot, this woman is a warrior. Like Crawfoot, her courageous love (and ours for her) will carry her through.

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