Saturday, October 3, 2009

WORLD VISION REPORT
Esperanza Perez Sings
An expensive hotel is an oasis from reality. It’s cloistered, air conditioned and perfectly manicured. Everything a person might need — food, entertainment, a place to sleep — is inside this bubble. On a recent trip to Phoenix for a conference, I stayed at a place that even had a fake waterfall. Everything was going fine.

And then one afternoon, I headed up to my room … walked out of the elevator and heard a faint voice. It was coming from inside one of the rooms. And it belonged to a maid. I couldn’t understand the words to her song — it was in Spanish, a class I’d nearly flunked in college — but it moved me.

It lifted my spirits because it was so fresh, so human, so unexpected. (Photo courtesy of World Vision Report)