Hello Human Being.
This week’s theme is: Letters
(Hosted by The Daily Post)
“As you look through your lens, think about how your image might convey something bigger: a snapshot of how we communicate with one another, even if we don’t speak the same language.“
The Indiana World War Memorial, 2010
All around the Indiana War Memorial you’ll find the striking use of our beautiful alphabet in the way of bold words, like truth, peace, honor, vindicate, victory. In light of what this memorial represents, a war in which the entire world was vested, and so many lives were lost; I am reminded that the way we use letters, the words we choose to form, can either bring us together or pull us apart. It makes me wonder, if somewhere else in the world there is another memorial, using these same words, but in another language, from another side.
Our understanding of each other as citizens of our planet is often limited simply by the language we use. A lack of understanding of dialects and cultures. But we all want the same. For peace, happiness, and harmony.
To perpetuate peace among all, we must learn to understand each other, to accept that the letters may be different, but quite often we are all saying the same thing. We all want:
“To vindicate the principles of peace and justice in the world.”
“Somebody said once or wrote, once: ‘We’re all of us children in a vast kindergarten trying to spell God’s name with the wrong alphabet blocks!”
― Tennessee Williams, Suddenly Last Summer
I wish for us all to choose to use letters to form words that evoke kindness and kinship. I hope we can all one day relate to one another and build a stronger, more united world community. You might say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. ::smile::
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