I was reminded of the purpose of this blog when I read this quote from Confucius, “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand.” These words are really applicable to everything in life. Love, education, literature, film, all the ways that humans try to communicate with each other. For me, I immediately thought of my efforts through maintaining and writing this blog. It is my sincerest desire that I will involve readers in my personal journey. I don’t just want to tell stories through words and show experiences through photos. I want to involve all my readers through the common thread that I believe connects us all – humanity and a desire to lessen the sufferings of others. I want my readers to imagine themselves in other people’s lives, to ask themselves difficult questions, to take the risk of traveling somewhere they have never known and to want to help people that they have never met.
That is really my motivation behind the promotional video that I am working on for Colobri. Progress is achingly slow, especially because I do not have the right software and am currently agonizing over financing for my gap year, but I hope that the finished film will involve viewers through its narrative portrayal of policemen and volunteers from all over the world. These strangers come together to support children for no other fact than that they are children, they are disadvantaged, and they, like everybody else in the world, deserve opportunities and love.
Alas, it is not yet finished. I hope that I can finish it once I am back in New York and definitely before the New Year. Thus, I must leave you all with photos of my time in Colobri and hope that that will still involve you all 🙂 As they say in France, a bientot!
I love them. I left a piece of my heart in Colobri.