In the Easter of 2006 my son Enzo aged only 9 months was given two weeks to live. I struggled at the thought of his wasted life, ended so soon and that surely there was a reason that he came into our lives for such a short space of time. I comforted myself that Enzo had no concept of time or longevity, just as a mayfly lives for no more than a day above the water, for that mayfly it would be a full life. I knew I always had God and prayers to comfort me but found I could not ask God to spare Enzo’s life, I thought of all the great many lives that God would be asked to save in the next two coming weeks on this planet. Does not every parent fear for the loss of their young, human or otherwise? What about their pain? In the great scheme of things the reality was that Enzo was just one more life, but to me the only life at that time. I trusted that God was in control of the bigger picture and prayed that he would help me find the answers.
This period in my life served to compound an already innate belief in my heart that every life on this earth is dear to someone.
Enzo has been sculpted to a delicate size that would fit in the palm of your hand, giving him a fragile appearance and cast in the solid to a weight of half a kilo of sterling silver. He possess a realistic body weight for his scale, finished in a mother of pearl white patina to denote the purity and innocence of such a tiny life.
In the words of Buddha “Just as a mother would protect her only child at the risk of her own life, even so, cultivate a boundless heart towards all beings. Let your thoughts of boundless love pervade the whole world.” Sutta Nipata 149-150.
Solid Sterling Silver
6cm H x 12cm L