Thursday, February 18, 2010
all the little women
have you seen the movie "little women" starring susan sarandon and winona ryder? at the beginning, the gals are gathering around the breakfast table and they are lamenting the hard times the family is experiencing. then each girl names an item they want for christmas, and amy says wistfully, "i'm desperate for drawing pencils." and shortly after when they begrudgingly give their breakfast away to that poor family, she says "i am a selfish girl."
well, after reading the amazing book "three cups of tea" by greg mortenson, i, too, feel like a selfish girl. it is the unbelievable true tale of greg's adventure as an ex-mountain climber in pakistan. he falls down a steep mountain after helping to rescue another climber and ends up lost and exhausted in a remote village. his tale tells of how the village takes him in and nurses him back to health. after seeing the conditions of the children's "school"- a bare patch of ground, he promises to come back from america and build them a school. with no money, home or transportation, the challenges and hardships greg goes through to build that school makes me feel so lucky. he dedicates his life to the education of pakistani children- especially girls, the "little women."
go out today and get this book- from a library, a bookstore or someone's home book collection! you will appreciate what we have as americans, however selfish we may be! (oh, and rent "little women", also!)
1. flavored coffee
2. basset hound ears
3. t.willie's laugh