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Change Agent: The Man Behind HIV's Demise

It is impossible to know when epiphanies happen, especially when trying to be detected from a third party.  Likely, it was not even such an event.  I truly think it was encapsulated within, a seed in a vault not given an opportunity to become something beautiful, a gift to the ecosystem, sacrificing itself for the nutrient of everything it could come in contact with.  But for me, the flowering moment happened when we attended a Peace Corps sponsored event in Lusaka learning about Grass Roots Soccer (GRS), an interactive outreach program to teach youths about HIV/AIDS. 

Waves of Inspiration

It oozes from every breath. Why, then, does it fade- inspiration?

 

I remember the feeling because it is incredibly evocative.  Like the joy people feel when receiving a gift of kindness.  It is, unfortunately, a seemingly diminishing exchange between two people; the receiver overwhelmed with gratitude, eyes lit up from excitement, laughs full of meaning- maybe mixed with emotions of love; the giver looking onward in anticipation, an idea delivered, a human emanating acceptance.

Pen Pal- Exchanging Thoughts

Pen Pal- Exchanging Thoughts

As sufferers living in anger, greed, and delusion, the tools to overcome exist. In this life, no matter our background, we can live peacefully. Through examining our self, the source of it all, we can learn to be patient, we can live happily, and as a community understanding this, we will live in harmony.