Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Peace Be With You

Dear Sage, About a decade ago I saw a very beautiful picture in a news magazine. It showed red haired kids, who were probably your age, shouting excitedly while watching a sporting event (probably football.) It was taken in Northern Ireland. The Kids were both Irish Catholics and Protestants. Theirs was a generation untouched, unsoiled, unbloodied by the violence of the previous ones.

A decade later, Ireland is relatively peaceful (compared to Afghanistan and Iraq.) I can't help but think that those kids have something to do with it.

SeedsOfPeace.Org is an organization whose ideal is to bring Peace to the generations to come. Maybe peace will come slowly, every generation realizing a piece of that dream. Hopefully in yours, there will be more children playing and watching soccer games without caring whether they have red hairs or black, Protestants or Moslems, Children of Southern Developing Countries or Scions of the Northern States.


CL said...

Peace is made by people.
Wars are made by Leaders.
If a picture paints a thousand words
Then why can’t I paint some of these leaders?

Ronald Allan said...

Kinda timely, since today (28) is Holy Innocents day.

Won't somebody please think of the children?

- Helen Lovejoy from The Simpsons

bing said...

i hope that though peace spreads slowly, it will come to pass that the world will experience more of the peace than war and hatred..

Screwed-Up AKA SnglGuy said...

Indeed,our children ARE our hope for a better future.But it's sad to know that there are still societies that that teach racial and religious bigotry to its children.

Letters to my kids about their childhood adventures

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan