Friday, April 07, 2006
Nova passed from this life on Thursday, April 6th.
This is a definition one can apply without much effort to this tiny hero whom I have followed via the blog his mother has dedicated to him. Though this incredible brightness has faded from life, the compassion and inspiration it awakened in all of us who cared to open ourselves to him, is boundless and eternal.
We so often hide from death in our culture. It is difficult to imagine things like this can happen to such innocents. But, impermanence is an essentially integral part of the experience of living. Without accepting death, we are unable to experience life.
The same way light goes unnoticed outside the context of darkness.
The strength and will little Nova showed was a lesson to each of us to face the things we find difficult. To show love and compassion when we are scared. To shine with great brightness before we fade is the challenge we all face in this difficult existence.
I personally have learned these lessons and will practice with as much virtue as I am able as a testimonial to Nova's strength and courage.
Please consider making a donation to Nova's family at the donation link in the right hand column of novasheart.blogspot.com to help with funeral expenses.
I try everyday to do one random act of kindness, it is so simple to tell someone they look pretty or to listen to the sorrows of a stranger.
May God watch over your family and help you through this difficult time in your life.
My prayers are for you and all those who cared.