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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Despatches 22: Just listen

Time after time, at village after village, people rush up to us and start telling us of their loss. When that happens all day, it begins to get tough. But my travelling companion, Dilip D’Souza, teaches me an important lesson.

“These people have so much inside them,” he says, “that they just want to unload. That is why they tell you their story. Some of these stories are so sad that I know that I can do nothing to help them – except listen to what they have to say. So I listen.”
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