Cirak Tesfazgi's Funeral Expenses
"Compassion is a powerful quality with the ability to transform people. Genuine sincere kindness lifts down rotten spirits, enables valuable works of service to be accomplished, and brings happiness to those who utilize it. More profoundly, caring about others makes us human. Granted, being compassionate is not always easy because kindness is most effectively demonstrated through actions. It requires focus and effort in order to help someone. We have to do something as opposed to simply feeling. Compassion asks us to act on behalf of another. A gesture that requires practice and love. It is often difficult to have compassion but I believe that kindness is worth any effort we are willing to offer. Many people believe that great acts of service are reserved for stellar people. It is my opinion that any kindness, meaningful or insignificant, that we offer even as ordinary individuals is great. Imagine the incredible change that would occur in the world today if each of us made a commitment to be more compassionate. If we all decided immediately that one daily act of service, kindness, or sympathy was not too difficult for us to accomplish. So many of our problems facing the world concerning hatred and violence would become obsolete because our empathy would overpower our fear." -Cirak Tesfazgi, 2002
I've known cirak for 4 and a half years,,he was always walking around with a smile, selling his poetry. I am shocked this happened..he was such a good person and didn't deserve this. I was just hanging out with him two weeks ago downtown sharing some tobbacco and poetry..I'll miss seeing him literally all over downtown...rip ..he was a great person
Having lived in Asmara, I feel deeply about the loss of Cirak, as I know the Eritrean community is filled with wonderful people, & I'm sure he was one of them. He was one of their sons, which makes the loss even greater because he was so young. My condolences to the family, friends, & those who bought his poetry.