Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Words aren't enough.

Our Peace Corps Morocco family is in shock at the sudden loss, far too young, of one of our own.

So-Youn was an exuberant soul, feisty and fiery and feminist. She could be tempestuous, but she also had a great deal of empathy and arms big enough to enfold those twice her size in the most generous of hugs. She held fast to her moral code, and her strong sense of right and wrong drove her to speak out, to rally for change and to lead by example. She gave a great haircut. She loved her work and her village. She had a great deal to look forward to.

She lived large. She was ~ no, is ~ an inspiration.


Melissa said...

Oh, Becki. I'm so sorry to hear of So-Youn's passing. This is a lovely tribute. The finality and sudden occurrence of her death must strike you deeply. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

vmh said...

I'm very sorry for your loss Becki. Very sad.

jill said...

oh becki, i'm so sorry. thinking of you and your peace corps family.