“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” -Aristotle
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller
“We must become the change we want to see.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and say, ‘Why not?'”
-George Bernard Shaw
Yesterday, I wrote about Boca Azul in Cartagena, Colombia. Boca Azul is supported by Foundation Casa Italia, and it is a school in La Boquilla that serves more than 300 of the poorest children who are in the need of the most help. The children who attend Boca Azul are between the ages of 1 to 14 years old and receive a full-time education, school support, one meal per day (which makes this the only place in the city for children to receive a free meal), first aid and medical attention, and after school activities. While taking a tour of Boca Azul, some of the students put on a show for us, and as you can see based on the picture below, they performed traditional dances of the area. The students pictured below are some of the most hardworking students in the school with the highest grades, and as a reward, they are able to learn the traditional dances. They took so much pride in their performance, and as you can imagine, it was a beautiful sight to see.
“To be blind… but worse is to have eyes and not see.”