Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dream of lasting peace

Eleven in English, Once in Spanish, Undici in Italian, Elf in German, Onze in French, Elva in Swedish, Ahada ‘ashar in Arabic... No matter in which language you say it, 11 is the amount of years that marks today the horrible terrorist attacks of 9/11, in 2001.

A dark day in the history of our entire world and each an every one of the cultures that share this planet eart.

Because no matter what your nationality is, the sad events that took place that day (and take place every day where there are terrorist attacks) affect us all as humans and goes beyond frontiers.

And today in the words of the wise Bob Marley, I would like to share a feeling that I have towards all things War, Terrorism and Violence...

Until the philosophy which hold one race

Superior and another inferior

Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war

That until there are no longer first class
And second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man's skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes
Me say war

That until the day

The dream of lasting peace, world citizenship

Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion
To be pursued, but never attained
There will be War...

Perhaps even after Eleven year, the sorrow and sadness that comes with the loss of innocent lives is still pretty much alive, but so it's their memory in the hearts of all those that loved them.

Still after Eleven years, I don't think it's about pointing fingers and find people to named guilty, but to find a way to insure that this won't happen again. 

And to me, the only way to do that, is by changing and always keeping an respectful attitude towards others, accepting others customs, cultures and believes but specially by never trying to impose our personal believes into others.

It all comes down to respect and love for us and one another, perhaps it's impossible and it might sound unreasonable to some, but it's the only way.

So, let's not forget but forgive our mistake as humans and move forward to ensure that our world has a promising and peaceful future.

In sort of a random fact about the day of the attacks; the Costa Rican Consulate was in one of the towers that came down that day, there were 3 employees on worked on that office and every single one survived because they were all running late into work that day... Well, I guess sometimes running late could be a blessing in disguise!

God Bless!

3 commented; now it's your turn!:

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Although I wasn't yet living in DC on 9/11, the stories I've heard from my friends and colleagues about that terrible day will always haunt me. I'm glad the world still remembers, and I hope we will never forget!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

beautiful post. OMG I can't believe ALL THREE employees were running late and lived...you are right...lateness was a wonderful thing that day

Anna E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for reminding us about 9/11. I´ll never forget that day, since I was due to give birth to my youngest daugher. Thanks to destiny she waited another 8 days before arriving, but I still remember the feeling of something "unclean and heavy" in the atmosphere ... dirty and horrible..! Your attitudes are wonderful, and if only the world was populated with humans like you - what a wonderful world this would be, truly!! :-) xo

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