While walking around the small town of Libenge in DR Congo, I saw this kid standing there on his own, not bothered by the noise around him (as I remember there were few kids playing around), busy with his thoughts an the piece of wood (or whatever was that) that kept his hands occupied .
While my colleagues were buying all the bottled water and biscuits from a shop in the local market, these boys were trying to get my attention to be my models for that short moment. The honesty of their joy when I showed them the photo touched me. I still remember it like it was yesterday.
This young girl looked like she was walking with a purpose and not just taking whom I presume was her brother, out for a late afternoon leisure walk. I smiled but she didn’t smile back and we both just carried on.
“The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there’s any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson
“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
“So what is true for life itself is no less true for the universe: knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann
“The goal of life: simple but not empty. ” – Terri Guillemets