27 Jul Global Love
In light of recent events, I thought it important to take a second and post a blog supporting love from the global perspective. I took this picture at Le Mur des je t’aime in the Montmartre arrondissement in Paris (voir: http://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71253/Le-mur-des-je-t%27aime). It is quite lovely and moving, simply stating “I love you,” in a variety of languages.
I know that there are differences of opinion and actions in the past that may have led up to the current crisis we are in, but I do not think anything warrants the current events of violence and hatred. I would like to plead a case for global love and respect. When a priest is murdered, we all feel it. When innocent victims celebrating their national holiday are run down, we all feel it. When there are bombs, threats and other acts of senseless violence, we all feel it. Our hearts go out to all of those affected. All flags are at half-mast right now.
Therefore, I suggest that when you meet someone who speaks a different language than you, comes from a different country from you or otherwise comes from a very different background and/or perspective than you, please remember that they want to be loved and respected. Just like you. Let us celebrate our differences and respect one another. That is what makes us unique. (Bonus: the differences make for a great conversational starter!)