Waiting for that miracle...
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” - Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 -), Vietnamese Buddhist monk.
On their TV screens last week, at home and abroad, millions of Brazilian eyes watched the work done by CARF to benefit hundreds of at-risk children in this country. But I wonder, did they manage to see through the splendour of that exuberant performance or were we simply just another TV show? Do they really recognize our painstaking efforts to bring stars into the eyes of such innocent children as little Jhony above?
I honestly hope so, because there are so many like him in this country still waiting for that miracle to happen.
Photo by Gregory J. Smith, São Paulo - BRASIL.