Usually my observations on the beautiful things of everyday life focus on the small and seemingly insignificant. But sometimes a beautiful thing reaches out across the world; across political, cultural, and religious divides. Here is one, a statement for today, 2 May 2011:
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that" — Martin Luther King Jr.