Monday, May 2, 2011

Crazy World

Sorry for the serious post, but this is something that I feel the need to say...

I don't know about you, but I am struggling with this whole idea of celebrating the death of another, no matter who, or what they may have done.

Rather than rejoice in the demise of another, I found I actually shed a tear. Not for him personally may I add, but it makes me sad for the world - that this is what we have become. Is there no end to this cycle of madness?

Thanks to a friend, I do now have the words to express how I feel. They are not my words, but those of Martin Luther King.

‎"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." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Thanks MLK - and thank you Holi for sharing those words with me. Pin It Now!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks Emma, that's how I feel about the whole deal and not all people are celebrating a death. Well, said and quoted. Martin Luther King,Jr said the words of how I feel about all this crazy stuff.

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  2. I feel exactly the same. This is just so sad and so dark. No good came from 11 Sept. How can any good come from this? I just hope our collective conscience is evolving to something more aspirational.

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  3. I totally agree. In fact this whole feeling reared again today when I heard on Radio four that a woman in Iran is to pour acid into the eyes of her perpetrator, this is his punishment for the crime his committed against her. My heart and head say that two wrongs do not make a right and as a society we need to know how to forgive.
    I don't know how I'd feel if I'd lost a loved one in 9/11, or how I'd feel if myself or anyone I new had had acid poured in my eyes, but I do feel that I'd probably feel no better in the knowledge that this had happened, it still wouldn't bring back my loved one, it wouldn't change anything, I'd still feel the same inside. For any of that to change has to come from within myself not from some distant, external attempt at "justice".
    xx

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