Thursday, 17 March 2016

A Funeral in Laos (5 Min. Video)

Very few people know me well enough to understand why this video is emotionally moving for me, or what it would mean to me.  No, not a few: not even one.  Nobody.

In many ways, this period of my life has been consumed by a sort of mourning for my own lost potential, and for the loss of all the years that I committed to gaining expertise I'll never be able to use.  But also, on a simple, human level: I care.  I didn't care about Laos as an abstraction: I cared about it-and-them in their all-too-human reality.