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Oliver – 2004-2017

BY Lisa Lindblad

July 7, 2017

From one of his many, many friends, Amber:

While no words can truly express what Oliver was, I can only try.
A soul as deep as an ocean
The gentleness of a soft wind
The intelligence of the most learned
The wisdom of a sage
And the beauty of a masterpiece
This is what Oliver was to me
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The child carries his culture, with all its memories, stories and aspirations, on his narrow shoulders.  It is a burden that requires seriousness and patient learning.

Yet, he is also just a boy.

Encountering the novice intrigues the traveler.  But playing with the boy enchants.  The visitor and the visited share moments, learn from the other and, perhaps, shift the world.

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