Today 9/6/2008 is my Ina (mother)'s 75 birthday. It was a joy to celebrate with her as she reached this age. Picture taken with her great-grandson.
Kounsikaan doh Kinohodion nu. Abalakatan ko no doid Kinoingan.
Elderly individuals from Borneo. When I was a young boy, I used to walk around the village barefooted. Look at these three elderly persons, two of them are barefooted. Often they walked for miles without shoes or slippers.
The man is holding a "walking stick" that what it is called in Borneo. It supports the man to firmly walk and to reach his destination.
In case you happen to read this posting and interested to make a trip to Borneo do not hesitate to contact me and I will be glad to assist you.
A 99 year old woman said, "where do I begin to tell my story, I have many stories." She smiled while she was saying this sentence. I can really imagine the richness of her soul stories and the various threads of her life. How I wish to have the opportunity to listen the precious stories of this woman.
The Inner Voice of Love (Doubleday, 1996), Nouwen reminds readers that "people often struggle to see their own truth. And that truh is that we are creations of God, that God has entered deeply into our being, an dthat we are offering much of God to others."
It is really good to capture memories with words and preserve the past for future generations.