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Gift of Grandparents

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2013 by stevemccurry

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. 
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.  
- Alex Haley

YUGOSLAVIA-10070

Slovenia

 

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Tibet

 

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Afghanistan

There is no grandfather who does not adore his grandchild.
- Victor Hugo

MALAYSIA-10014

Malaysia

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
- Welsh Proverb

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Mali

A grandparent is a best friend, teacher, cheerleader, and counselor.

SRILANKA-10087, Sri Lanka, 12/1995, Boy Reading with mother in temple.

Sri Lanka

Something magical happens when parents turns into grandparents.
Their attitude changes from “money-doesn’t-grow-on-trees” to spending it like it does.
- Paul Linden

ITALY-10199

Italy

 

INDIA-11429

India

 

PHILIPPINES-10070

Philippines

Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us,
as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends,
and hardly ever our own grown children.
- Ruth Goode

TIBET-10818

Tibet

A house needs a grandma in it.

- Louisa May Allcott

GERMANY-10035

Germany

It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.
– Christopher Morley

BURMA-10024NF2

Burma

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.
–  Proverb

LEBANON-10026

Lebanon

The best place to be when you’re sad is a grandparent’s  lap.

ITALY-10049NF

Italy

Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.
– Mary H. Waldrip

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Kashmir

“I miss him still today: his long, whiskery eyebrows,
his huge hands and hugs, his warmth, his prayers, his stories,
but above all his shining example of how to live and how to die.
– Bear Grylls, Mud Sweat and Tears

INDIA-10211

India

 

INDIA-10327

India

 

BURMA-10343NF4

Burma

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Italy

INDIA-11594

India

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Afghanistan

HONDURAS-10001-(2)

Honduras

YEMEN-10041NF3

Yemen

FRANCE-10093

France

IRAQ-10030

Iraq

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see
just me all day, and now the day was complete.
– Marcy DeMaree

RUSSIA-10036

 

Russia

The Healer’s Art

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by stevemccurry
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Rajasthan, India

Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing.
To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.
- Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

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India

 

FINLAND-10007

Finland

Constant attention by a good nurse may be
just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
- Dag Hammarskjold

RUSSIA-10012

Russia

Sometimes we must yield control to others and accept our vulnerability so we can be healed.
- Kathy Magliato, Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon

INDIA-10955

India

 

FINLAND-10001

Finland

A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings … cannot be a scientist;
he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist.
This means that in order to be a good doctor
a man must also have a good character, that is to say,
whatever weaknesses and foibles he may have, he must
love his fellow human beings in the concrete and
desire their good before his own.
- W. H. Auden

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Afghanistan

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
– Rumi

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Afghanistan

 

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United States

 

INDIA

India

SOUTH_AFRICA-10020

South Africa

Healing is best accomplished when art and science are conjoined,

when body and spirit are probed together.
-Bernard Lown, M.D.,  The Lost Art of Healing

SINGAPORE-10002

Singapore

Wounding and healing are not opposites. They’re part of the same thing.
It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others.
It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other people.
It is our loneliness that helps us to to find other people or to even
know they’re alone with an illness.
― Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

MOROCCO-10045

Morocco

 

INDIA-10903

India

 

SOUTH_AFRICA-10015

South Africa

The most important innovation in medicine to come in the next 10 years:
the power of the human hand.
- Abraham Verghese, M.D., TED Talk

RUSSIA-10008

Russia

 

INDIA-10963

India

 

BRAZIL-10008

Brazil

 

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Brazil

 

INDIA-12066

India

 

BRAZIL-10046

Brazil

Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife,
underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit — Life!
- Emily Dickinson

INDIA-12092

India

 

Eloquence of the Eye

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by stevemccurry

The soul has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte

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Sanaa, Yemen

The eyes have one language everywhere.
- Proverb

INDIA-11837

India

 

PAKISTAN-10029

Peshawar, Pakistan

The eye is the jewel of the body.
- Henry David Thoreau

AFGRL-10001

Peshawar, Pakistan

Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.
 – Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian Poet

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Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me;
my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
- Meister Eckhart,  1259 – 1327

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Girl in Kandahar orphanage, Afghanistan

These eyes tell the stories of children around the world.
They speak of war, deprivation, and loss.

INDIA-11525

Rajasthan, India

 

ITALY-10427NF2

Umbria, Italy

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world.
-  William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost

INDIA-11034

Rajasthan, India

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

INDIA-11025

Rajasthan, India

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
- G. K. Chesterton

TIBET-10009

Lhasa, Tibet

 

AFGHN-10222

Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

The eyes speak of things we dare not say.

Boy covered in red powder participates in the Festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, marking the birthday of the elephant headed deity Lord Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, and one of Hinduism's most popular deities. Praying to Ganesh during the festival is

India

 

BURMA-10069

Bagan, Burma

 

CAMBODIA-10180

Cambodia

 

PAKISTAN-10002

Pakistan

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
-Henri Bergson

NIGER-10004

Niger

The eyes are the most powerful social signalers that we have and hence are
sometimes called the windows of the soul.
- Glen Wilson

INDIA-11532

India

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 – 43 BCE

KASHMIR-10057

Srinagar, Kashmir

Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
- Heraclitus of Ephesus, 535 – c. 475 BCE

BURMA-10141NF2

Yangon, Burma

 

MALAYSIA-10014

United States

 

FRANCE-10058NF

Lourdes, France

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to
look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

LATIN_AMERICA-10002

Colombia

Eyes have their own universal language, and no
interpreter is needed.

PAKISTAN-10004

Afghan refugee in Baluchistan, Pakistan

 

MALI-10021NF

Mali

The eyes can do a thousand things that fingers can not.
- Persian Proverb

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Afghanistan

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Mali

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