5.02.2008

All you need is love


Gavin and I met this peaceful vision of a soul amid the ruins in the main temple at Angkor Wat, Seim Reap, Cambodia. It was June of 2005, just 2 years before his death. We were awed by her pure joy and beauty, deeply moved by the love she radiated.  She doesn't own a cell phone or a credit card or a car or a checking account. She was barefoot; we later wondered if she even owned a pair of shoes. We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering through those ancient ruins, wet from the weight of the Cambodian sun, smiling and singing All You Need is Love. It was one of the very best days of my life.  

3 comments:

shelly said...

Thank you for sharing that, Annie! I would love to enlarge this and put it up where I can look at it every day. There are a whole lot of lessons in that face I would like to learn. What a WONDERFUL picture. I'm so glad you took it! I can absolutely see in my mind's eye you and Gavin doing exactly as you described...

I'm Natalie. said...

Oh. . . and that picture . . . my mom took it. . . with a freaking point and shoot! LOVELY!

I love you mom. You're right, all you need is love. Loving each other is all that's carried us through the devastation of loosing our dear Gavin. . . thank Heaven for love in all it's radiant glory.

They call me Annie said...

Shelly-I'm with you: That's a face that could brighten and balance any day. I just love her eyes--they radiate love. I love knowing your out there checking in every day!

Natty Gann-I love you!