She's legally blind due to being born prematurely, and has been raised by her grandmother. Despite so many hardships, she creates some of the most magnificent digital visual art I've seen. Her command of light and shadow is much better than my own, and I'm 34 and she's only 19! It takes her hours of sittings, days on end, to complete a final work, but she loves it so much that she just keeps on. She's been rejected by art programs due to the "pop-culture" nature of her subject matter (fantasy creatures) but is still undeterred. She is my hero.
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Stephanie from Philippines DECEMBER 1, 2007
This story really made me smile...I am facing many problems right now and after reading it, I realized that whatever happens, there are still many simple things around me that will show us that life is really beautiful...
Gnaneswari N from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh , India AUGUST 11, 2007
It is so nice hear such beautiful things. That is why A thing of beauty is joy forever.
Eric R. from south carolina JULY 15, 2007
Althea C, India- so very true! Thank you for putting it into words.
stanley I.E from Nigeria JULY 11, 2007
if we all could learn to love ourselves and others as much as ourselves, the world will be a better place for us...
Althea C from India JUNE 3, 2007
Just as we breath air....a hug is to your soul. It can humble the strong & the weak alike. A hug has no ulterior motive than to bring a sense of calm & peace.
Lawrence H-C from London, UK MAY 26, 2007
Every day we're faced with situations and problems which transcend the boundaries that we thought define who we are. It is not until we face these circumstances head on, and act for the greater good, that we realise those boundaries we thought to be embedded in our lives, are easily erasable. It is not until this, that we live. Our capacity thereafter is limitless.
Christina Z. from Bowling Green, Ohio APRIL 19, 2007
There is nothing more beautiful in this world than to watch humanity at its best! How much a greater, more beautiful world it would be if all humans could relearn that it's "okay" to hug a stranger even for no reason...just because!