New York City- One hot summer day I was rushing late to my workplace on the Upper West Side. As I cut through a small park I heard a woman sobbing. Rather wailing I should say, as if she were bursting with the pain of all life. The sound was so striking that I stopped immediately in my tracks to find out where it was coming from. I then noticed a homeless woman probably in her 50's. Next to her was a young businessman sitting on a bench. The homeless woman reached out and hugged the man. At first the man looked scared. But then his face softened and tenatively reached his arms around her to hug her back. I knew I was witnessing absolute beauty. This is what life is about.
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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.