Cynthia's story is a rich expression of the diversity of her talents. But no matter what form her work has taken, her underlying focus can be summed up in this poem, written when she was 18 years old.
To live in that deep calm that speaks life with every breath
To live fully in the present, to surge with the future, to know and gratefully accept the past
To have a full and beautiful respect for one's own being
To love with strength, awareness and humility this life, this world, this God
To live in the ever growing communion of friends
And with all of this
To act, to create
A truly human, truly divine life ... for all.
Cynthia Joba, Age 18