13 Oct 2019
A week before some students texted to say they would like to drop by. Their exams just ended.
As I had a prior commitment they visited yesterday instead.
They came bearing gifts of fruits, food, scents and words, and made me feel like a village school teacher in the old days.
Before their visit, I also met up with a young Nepali undergrad doing her part for stray animals in her country. Yesterday she found the medicine she urgently needed to bring home for a rescuer and her sick kittens.
And yesterday happened to be full moon. According to Krison it was also Myanmar’s Thandingyut Festival, where youngsters honour older members of the family & community.
Unrest among youth and confrontations between generations dominate the news of late. The unseen suffering of animals continue even without media coverage.
In the midst of the above, may the love and grit of the youth I met on this full moon bring reconciliation between the young and the old, and healing for all sentient beings recovering from trauma and sickness. 🙏