Friday, August 10, 2007

Admiro tanto

Ha alguns meses acompanho o blog de Miles Levin, adolescente de Detroit que ha dois anos luta contra um cancer terminal. Sua saberia eh impressionante, me toca de forma inexplicavel. Ontem a noite recebi a noticia de que a luta de Miles estah acabando, e isso me trouxe uma tristeza profunda.

Miles tem a mesma religiao que a minha: acredita na bondade.

Copiei abaixo uma entrevista que a mae de Miles, Nancy, postou em seu blog hoje. Testemunhem voces mesmo a graca que esse menino eh.


As Miles is winding down his physical presence, I asked him to grant me one final interview. He agreed, provided it was brief. Feeling excited to again experience his grace, I took it, with that condition.

Q Miles, many people have asked, what exactly is your message. Could you state it succinctly?
A People like to construe that every day is a blessing, and that's not true. There's nothing wrong with having a bad day; they do happen. But (what's important is) that there's enough good out there- even if you have cancer or something terrible happens to you -you can still find it.
Q What is the "it"?
A The goodness and worthwhileness of enduring the bad day....because the world has so much to offer.
Q What have you learned about life?
A That it's unpredictable.
Q What one thing stands out for you as something you are grateful for?
A The relationships I have had with people - above all else. That's what endures.
Q What do you want people to think about you when they think of Miles Levin?
A Someone who maintained their light through their darkest journey.
Q What qualities in humans do you value the most?
A Kindness. I think it's one of the only things that helps everyone.
Q Anything else about that?
A If there is one thing that would make the world a better place, it's more kindness to all.
Q Miles, what does "kindness" look like?
A A general love for other people.
Q Can you say how that translates into action?
A Not really. (laugh) Who is to say I'm right about any of this?
Q What advice would you give to parents on how to love their children?
A Tell parents they are not their children. They are raising new individuals who are going to be different from then.
Q So, how should parents influence their children?
A It's a hard balance between controlling and permissiveness, and I don't know the answer. If I had to say, I'd say, ask my mom, she accomplished it.
Q Is there anything you want to say about what's happening to you now?
A No, it's private, and I haven't worked through it yet.
Q Anything else about anything?
A I'm pretty much feel done sharing. I would if I had the energy.

Caso queriram saber mais a respeito desse exemplo de ser-humano, visitem e procurem por Levin Story. La tem fotos dele, da familia e textos de conteudo fantastico.

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