Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Killing Me Softly
We are losing our Humanity.
What is wrong with mankind that we keep killing each other? Killing innocents. Killing anyone who doesn't look like us or believe in what we believe. I am sickened by all the fighting in the middle east. In Israel. In Iraq. In Lebanon. My body shudders at the images in the newspapers. My mind rejects the words that spell out the evil that pours from men's souls. I am horrified that with all of that grand scale horror, Black people are killing each other in my new adopted hometown of Philadelphia at rates so high, they might as well be living in a war zone. Why do we care so little about life? When did violence trump negotiation, compromise and respect? And while I'm asking these questions, why is George Bush still our president? But I digress.
Yesterday on the local news here in Philly, a Lebanese Moslem man, married to an American Jewish woman was interviewed. He still practiced his faith, his wife practiced hers and their children had grown up rich in both cultures. He didn't have to beat her into submission. She did not resort to subterfuge and violence to convince her husband that her path was the chosen one. Instead, they loved each other to freedom. Amazing.
Peace and Grace.
PHOTO CREDIT INFORMATION: photographer: aeric meredith-goujon (check out his awe-inspiring and eclectic work at aericmg.com) model - mike manning, and the makeup artist - jewel whinfield