By Dr. Michelle Harrison
TO BE IN MY SKIN
If you came into my skin
It would take you a long time to
Get used to
All the trouble,
I am a rooting weed
A broken rock
A travelling cloud
You cannot touch,
I am a bridge,
I am Jerusalem
Looking for Redemption,
To be in my skin is
To feel God
And make my birthday wish
For World Peace.
Michelle Harrison was a distinguished, published, high-powered doctor in the United States. Chauffeured transportation to meetings of movers and shakers. Always dressed impeccably in suits that needed no guess work as to whether she was dressed for success. And then in the way life happens, she had an epiphany. She began the most unusual work I know of, and that is saying something as I have, in my adult years, been affiliated with non-profits in America and internationally. Religious, and not. But this concept is a first.
This is a home for orphan girls living at risk, , some having profound disabilities, living inclusively as a family with adult supervision, therapies, education and medical care. They live in their “forever home.”
They are given a home, and they practice the religions of their origins and culture. They are a true “Indian” family in every sense of the word. They are taught values of Honesty, Compassion, Integrity, Generosity,
I would ask that to know more, you might read my blog post: Tuni, Throwaway to Stowaway. https://joycegodwingrubbs2.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/tuni-throwaway-to-stowaway/
I also wrote a post about Dr. Michelle Harrison and you may take a closer look at her work. Dr. Michelle Harrison: Executive Passion in India .https://joycegodwingrubbs2.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/dr-michelle-harrison-executive-passion-in-india/
I cannot even begin to imagine, “Being in her Skin” but it would be a privilege.
I believe if you read her life’s story you would know what a harrowing, rewarding, and courageous life she has lived. And as for beautiful, ………………………………tell me the faces of the children, the activities and her life’s work are not one of the most beautiful things you have seen. There is not a doubt that far beyond the years she will be there, there will be a long shadow cast for time to come.
There is not a doubt that far beyond the years she will be there, there will be a long shadow cast for time to come.