The light blue vase

My sunday  ritual
After  the sunday run  …and shower
Foon talk  with my buddy
Talking abt everything  we talked abt how lil things can mean so much in our life and then my projects in sri lanka came  back in my head ..I wanted  to share one of the most  beautiful moments I had there. So i started my waterfall  …. ..My buddy  just listened…
Aluthgama a lil village…  still loaded with scars of the Tsunami. Families …only moms with kids.
Most of the men died in the big waves.
And i still remember one  moment..
When we left the area  with the 2 tuc tucs a lil  girl ran after us.
We stopped..and then she came to me and gave me a lil light blue vase.She wanted me to have it…to show her thanks.
and then  the goose bumps came. The vase was made by her dad, and she decorated the vase with silver lines.
She gave me a memory of her dad.This vase is more worth than gold. i cherish this blue memory more than anything.
 
And now my friend Pety ( he is great poet) got inspired  and words came

 a tribute to the girl
in Aluthgama
Rode roos
A gift
Far I saw this child
Running to me with eyes wild
For tis the gift her father gave
before the wave took to his grave
 
For tis the gift she gave to me
I wondered am i worthy to be
Yet the child’s will so strong
To refuse it i shall be wrong
 
treasures in this world we seek
yet from this child humble and meek
A lesson about  gift to give
To make tis world a better place to live
 
Wrapped in memories untold
A work of art unfold
Though a clay to mold
With love made pure gold
Rode roos

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20 Responses to The light blue vase

  1. Magick says:

    Hi Sweeti:
    I just had a look at your pictures from your glider adventure.  It looks like such a wonderful adventure and I could tell by the smile on your face that you really enjoyed it.  I can’t say that I would, since I’m afraid of flying…lol.
    Wow….what a wonderful cherished memory you have in that pretty little blue vase.  Such a dear, sweet little girl.  To have lost so much and still have a heart big enough to want to give to others.  Her Father would have been proud of her…..and the poem that your friend wrote says it all perfectly in words.  You could put the poem on paper and tie it to the vase with pretty silver ribbon.
    Huggies,
    Diane

  2. sara says:

    oh what an emotional…i think and i’m sure that this vase is one of the best thing that came in ur life:for all the emotions that give u everytime taht u look at that..i’m in emotion too..
     
    hug ,a big and true hug!

  3. Princess says:

    Yo Sweeti, aaaw how lovely, ur friends poem was very good. I can understand why the vase is so Precious 2 u. Big Hugs, Luv PF XXX

  4. ηικκιħart says:

    Hi Sweeti,
    beautiful poem and such a touching story, that’s really special that she gave you that vase.
    I hope your week is off to a great start.
    For you> http://i35.tinypic.com/2m3g410.jpg
    Big hugs
    Nikki

  5. Karolyn says:

    Oh Sweeti,
    very emotive.
    You spoke of goosebumps, I felt them.
    And tears.
    What a precious gift to give to someone… How special you are to be worthy of such a gift in the eyes of that child.
    What a beautiful peom for your friend to write, at a moment when words only fail me!
    Just so moving.  Thankyou for all you do!
    Huge hugs & blessings to you,
    Karolyn.

  6. Rama says:

    Hi Sweeti, it felt so good get a ‘Hi’ from you after along time. I know I have not been in a mood to write, just pure laziness, thats all.
    That vase is so beautiful, and is indeed worth than anything else in the world. Cherish and keep it safe, for it is a gift of love, and is so full of memories. I pray that chlld does well in her life. Take care and have a nice day, with love, Rama.

  7. Michiko's says:

    What a lovely gift from the little girl that very touching story …An asian countries people are more an emotional people?
    They shows you how much apprreciation of what you have done to his/her.
    They used as gift for thier precious things,( made by her father)she said to you" Thank you".  
    And she would hoping to seeing you soon…No words …Sweeti san ! you must thinking of these girls…. 
    Big Hugs,
    Michiko
      
     
     

  8. charming says:

    wow M, This is so amazing….the story, poem, vase everything is a great experience of our human life. Isn’t it?  I visited sunami affected area after one month and i could feel the weeping and sadness in the air and was so shocked.. still the memories make me so sadLovecha

  9. sillygloop says:

    That’s the power of love and a little sharing…if only we care more, we could do some more!

  10. Elle says:

    Hi Marijke!Thanks for sharing this lovely story about that beautiful vase and the poem with me. It’s so impressing and I think you’re such a lovely and special person so that the girl gave her vase to you! (: Anyway how are you doing?I hope your husband will understand that you really wanna live in Sri Lanka permanently very soon. Just try to believe in it, like what the book called "The Secret" told us that if we really think about something it will appear to you, have you ever read it? And do you believe in it?Yeah, I noticed that someone copied my blogs, it’s weird because she visited me as well. But I think she may have some reasons to do that, maybe she likes my blog so much hehe so I told her that I prefer it if she writes her own blog, hopefully she will remove it soon!Have a lovely day sweeti and I hope you know that I’m always here for you!Hugs,Elle

  11. ₪Μy§TẲfiЄĐ₪ says:

    Hi sweeti!
    This is a very beautiful tribute to the girl in Aluthgama
    and..what a beautiful thought that was…to offer you a blue vase
    to show her thanks
    How happy that would’ve made you feel inside!
     
    Thank you sweeti.. for sharing this story and the poem
     
    I hope you have a very beautiful day!
     
    Garry xox
     

  12. Debbie says:

    Sweeti, This touched my heart.  Thank you for sharing this.  Yes, that vase is priceless.  I hope that you’re able to meet up with her once again as she is the true treasure and so are you my friend.  Enjoy the rest of your week.  Hugs, Deb

  13. R U Serious says:

    That was such a beautiful post!!  I was tearing up here….   And thank you so much for visiting my 2 new friends!!  You ARE ‘Sweeti’!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday!!
    XO

  14. DANA says:

    For you to be able to make one small change in that girls life, it effects so many. This little girl will remember your kindess and pass it on. It’s why we’re here, to make a difference. I’m happy to know there are those like you that can encourage the rest of us to also make a differnce. The ripple effect … What a great story.

  15. Julie says:

    What a touching tribute and beautiful vase from the eyes of innocence. Thank you so much for sharing this remarkable story. You must be such a special person. I’m looking forward to reading more of your blogs. Thanks for adding me! 🙂

  16. sillygloop says:

    Sure rings true 🙂 Rains n sunshine are mingling it like anything out here!

  17. ₪Μy§TẲfiЄĐ₪ says:

    Hi sweeti
    I think you’re right! Our countries would be antipodal
    we’re in winter now and our Spring starts on September 1st
    Australia’s a big country and..it goes from desert to snow to tropical
    just depending on where you live here.
    Where I live it’s semi-tropical so..the weather’s pretty good all year round
    It’s early morning here and it’s supposed to be about 15C today and about…10C tonight
    which is..pretty cool for us. The temp’s normally more around the 20C for this time of year
     
    sweeti..I hope that you enjoyed your day off
    And had a great time at the beach…what a beautiful place to be!
    And…have a great weekend!

     
    Garry xox
     

  18. Elle says:

    Hi Marijke!Yeah the secret is pretty cool. (: It helps me a lot through my problems in life, and I really recommend it to EVERYONE! xD Hope your dreams will come true soon sweetie!How are you doing? Have a lovely day off?Hugs,Elle

  19. Jill says:

    Hi Sweeti,
    how’re you?
    We’ve had some really hot weather here in England and should I about time, although it goes from one extreme to the other.
    Now I can’t take the heat lol.
    I bought you a couple of  hugs round 🙂
    HUG1  and HUG2
    Have a lovely day xoxoxo

  20. Newman says:

    It’s a very touching post buddy,especially when I see the blue vase.If everyone could do something for them,then how beautiful this world could be.
    Richard:)

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