Sonntag, 10. Mai 2009

Zum Muttertag

Meine Freundin - eine großartige, sehr intelligente und warmherzige Frau, die ihre vielversprechende wissenschaftliche Karriere aufgegeben hat, um mit geistig behinderten Kindern zu arbeiten - erinnerte mich gestern an ein Lied, das ich früher auch immer sehr gerne hörte, wenn es mal im Autoradio lief.

Ebenfalls gestern erreichte mich die Nachricht einer anderen Freundin - auch sie eine großartige, sehr intelligente und warmherzige Frau: Sie gibt ihre Position in einer multinationalen Software-Firma in Redmond auf, "to spend more time volunteering for great causes around the world" . Über die Region ihrer ersten Station in Rwanda / Grenzgebiet Kongo hatte ich erst wenige Tage zuvor einen
aufwühlenden Artikel gelesen.

Zum Muttertag für alle Hexenkinder, Kindersoldaten, geistig behinderten Kinder, deren Mütter, Deine Kinder, meine Kinder und meine Freundinnen:

The Greatest Love Of All




I believe that children are our future
teach them well and let them lead the way
show them all the beauty they possess inside
give them a sense of pride to make it easier
let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

Everybody's searching for a hero
people need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
a lonely place to be and so I learned to depend on me

I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadows
if I'd fail if I'd succeed at least I'll live as I believe
no matter what they take from me
they can't take away my dignity

Because the greatest love of all is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all inside of me
the greatest love of all is easy to achieve
learning to love yourself it is the greatest love of all

I believe that children are our future
teach them well and let them lead the way
show them all the beauty they possess inside
give them a sense of pride to make it easier
let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadows
if I'd fail if I'd succeed at least I live as I believe
no matter what they take from me
they can't take away my dignity

Because the greatest love of all is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all inside of me
the greastest love of all is easy to achieve
learning to love yourself it is the greatest love of all

And if by chance that special place
that you've been dreaming of
leads you to a lonely place
find your strength in love

(Whitney Houston)

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