This is a blog I read from time to time. She writes beautifully, but more than that, I appreciate the depth with which she perceives the world. I'm not plugging Compassion International by passing this on, but was moved deeply by her observations of this boy's world and his pain, not just due to material poverty, but a life lacking in the things that give it meaning. May we always be paying enough attention to see when those gaps are evident in the lives we cross, regardless of location, program, financial status, etc. May we feel kicked in the gut and unable to ignore these whispered cries of heartbreak...they're everywhere and easy to miss, and preferable to pass over, because it might be too hard to let it hurt us, too.