Today, 10 years ago, the US started it’s bombing campaign of Baghdad which made way for the ground invasion and eventual occupation of Iraq by the US. May we never forget all of the lives that were lost or forever damaged – man, woman, child, soldier, civilian, combatant…
May peace be with all of us as a human race who continue to kill each other in wars and classrooms across the globe. May we find peace among each other, and may we find peace with our planet.
May we look beyond ourselves and realize the interconnection between all of us living beings. May we see our own face in the face of every person; may we see the faces of our children in the faces of every child; may we see the face of our mother, our sister, our grandmother, our lover, in the face of every woman.
May we never give up on the belief that human nature is inherently good–may we find this within ourselves, and look for it in others. May we truly believe that peace is possible.
“to love. to be loved. to never forget your own insignificance. to never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of life around you. to seek joy in the saddest places. to pursue beauty to its lair. to never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. to respect strength, never power. above all, to watch. to try and understand. to nevery look away. and never, never to forget.” – Arudhati Roy