My grandmother, my Dawn, lived a life of struggle and conflict – many wars, torn families, and constant displacement. Her views helped shaped my understanding of the world and inspired me to be content with less. She taught me that it is possible to wish everyone well, even if our own lives are less than perfect and in total disarray. She also taught me that it is possible to love in that moment when we are the least loved.
Even when surrounded by ugliness, it is possible to keep beauty within. That’s how we give freely, effortlessly, and endlessly. That’s when it is no longer important if we are given anything in return. That's how my Dawn lived her life.