“Life is but a breath”

For those of you who have read “Daughter of the Killing Fields” by Theary Seng, you know a little bit about the history of Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge. The last words in Theary Seng’s book are,

“Life is but a breath.

Live passionately.

Love deeply.

Pray unceasingly.”

Theary Seng, born in 1971 in Cambodia, survived the killing fields. In 1980, she immigrated to the United States. She described her first experience entering the U.S. as entering heaven. She remembers enjoying an apple on her first night in the U.S., a treat that never existed during the Khmer Rouge regime.

It is this usually taken for granted “heaven” that we will leave tomorrow.

Alison DeRooy


1 comment so far

  1. Ann DeRooy on

    I’m praying that you’ve traded one view of heaven on earth for another.
    Work hard.
    Smile often.
    Make the most of this experience!

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