What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the sunset.
may we honor all that is deeply human and flawed and relentless and ancient and contradictory…..may we know that to seize the day means to gather in love, surround ourselves with meaning and comfort others with our shared humanity……
Ubuntu is a beautiful — and old — concept. At its most basic, Ubuntu can be translated as “human kindness,” but its meaning is much bigger in scope than that — it embodies the ideas of connection, community, and mutual caring for all. Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee once defined it as: ‘I am what I am because of who we all are.'”
Desmond Tutu writes: “Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language. It speaks of the very essence of being human. When we want to give high praise to someone we say, ‘Yu, u nobunto’; ‘Hey so-and-so has ubuntu.’ Then you are generous, you are hospitable, you are friendly and caring and compassionate. You share what you have. It is to say, ‘My humanity is inextricably bound up in yours.’ We belong in a bundle of life.”…..Kate Torgovnick May
Heart, Be Considerate.
Soul, Be Tolerant.