02 May 2011

a statement

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.

(thanks Travis)


Liane said...

So very very true. That MLK Jr was one wise fella.

Chivaree said...

And this is one of the many reasons why I heart you, RR.