"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Thursday, January 13, 2011

From a distant shore

(Image Source: Bing)
"Sometimes being a brother is better than being a superhero"
Marc Brown

Australia's terrible disaster fill the latest news. There are many stories but none have touched my heart as the one about Jordan Rice, a young boy who asked rescuers to save his little brother first. Moments later he was swept away by the ravaging waters.

I've sat for a long while staring at this boy's photo. I am moved beyond tears. From a distant shore, this boy has sent a message. In one split second he reaffirmed the incredible beauty of love and it's trascendental power. His tragic, sad death has touched me deeply, and I am humbled by his lesson.

Jordan Rice, I never met you, but I will never forget you...


  1. So beautiful ~ it fills the heart!
    xo Catherine

  2. what can you say... surely puts us all to shame, doesnt it. I'm stunned..... my heart goes out to his parents. Rest in peace Jordan. xxxx

  3. HI Alina..hugs...thanks for sharing this deeply touching post! HUgs and always!

    And thanks for the lovely words and visits..so appreciated!
    HUgs Friend!

  4. OMG. I had not heard that story, sweet Alina. How terribly sad. May his little soul rest in peace. My heart goes out to all those who are suffering. xoxo Paulette

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  6. It´s a sad story...It´s the life....we are like a toy in the universe. I`d not undertand this ...hugs

  7. Alina, I did not know about Jordan Rice. Thank you for sharing this story. What a brave spirit.

  8. I had not read about this moving story. A poignant and heart felt reflection.


Albert Schweitzer said "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit" I thank you all!