Friday, March 07, 2008

A Song For Orbis' Oliver Foot

Thanks to Orbis' Geoffrey Holland for sharing with me this song by young Declan Galbraith.

In my dreams, Children sing
A song of love for every boy and girl
The sky is blue, the fields are green
And laughter is the language of the world
Then I wake and all I see is a world full of people in need

Tell me why does it have to be like this
Tell me why .. is there something I have missed?
Tell me why 'cause I don't understand
When so many need somebody
We don't give a helping hand
Tell me why

Every day I ask myself
What will I have to do to be a man
Do I have, to stand and fight
To prove to everybody who I am
Is that what my life is for?
To waste in a world full of war?

This is dedicated to the memory of the Honorable Oliver Foot, president and member of the board of directors of Orbis International, a global humanitarian sight-saving organization. Mr. Foot died in February at the age of 61 years.
"Oliver's dedication to reduce human suffering caused by blindness was reflected in his work with Orbis of which he described as being "at the heart of what life is all about - promoting cooperation and understanding through serving others. What better way could there be to help heal our divided world?

A memorial slide show dedication to Mr. Foot can be seen here.

1946 - 2008


chrissy3 said...

You will be sadly missed and always remembered Oliver, the world will not be quite the same without you, it was a real pleasure knowing you.
David Williams Liskeard late `90s