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After the Flood (article)

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edited March 2011 in Arts & Writings
Simple Acts of Compassion

So much emphasis is placed in Buddhism on “cultivating compassion” that it can seem like an esoteric practice, reserved for lofty beings or advanced stages of our development. It's not. In fact it's been right here all along, like the Tin Man's heart, in the smallest and simplest acts of our daily lives: a smile, a hug, an expression of sympathy or interest. Of course it's in the bigger acts, too.

-Erik Hansen, "After the Flood"
After the Flood: New Orleans evacuee Erik Hansen recounts the tense lead-up to Hurricane Katrina and searches for answers in its tragic wake.
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