|Photograph by Carl Jackson
This morning I quoted a Haitian proverb that I remembered reading way back in an article about the great physician Paul Farmer.
Dey mon, gen mon (beyond mountains, there are mountains)
It became the title of a book by Tracy Kidder about Farmer and his work in Haiti. I was talking to Carl, the Bird Photographer that I love, who is currently in Houston helping in some of the clean-up going on there after the terrible hurricane two weeks ago. It is, as you can imagine, nearly insurmountable work.
Some interpret the proverb as meaning there are inexhaustible opportunities. Others say that surmounting obstacles gives you a better view of the next.
I am so grateful to Carl and his friends for doing this work, these acts of love.
So many obstacles, yet love is endless.
Dey mon, gen mon