It is told that long, long ago, an American tourist went to the city of Cairo, Egypt, with the intention of visiting a famous wise man. The tourist was surprised to see that the wise man lived in a small, simple, room, full of books. The only pieces of furniture were a bed, a table, and a bench.
– “Where is your furniture?” asked the tourist.
– And the wise man quickly responded: “Where are yours?”
– “Mine?” said the tourist, surprised. “But I am only here passing through!”
– “So am I…” concluded the wise man. “Life on earth is only temporary…but even so, some people live as if they were going to stay here eternally, and they forget to be happy. The value of physical things does not depend on how long they last, but rather in the intensity in which they happen.” That is why unforgettable moments, inexplainable things, and irreplaceable people exist.
I believe in God's grace through Jesus. I love to learn, in a variety of contexts - reading God's Word, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds around the world, and as a student of Linguistics and Foreign Languages at Western Washington University. Pages of My Passport is dedicated to sharing this journey of learning through written and visual content.