I trembled to think of a world without stars.
No guide for the sailor to trust at sea, no jewels to dazzle our sense of beauty, no hunter pointing to the next horizon, no lovely ladies trailing perfume to heaven's ballroom.
But all around the globe, the air is so dirty and the lights from the cities are so bright that for some people few stars can be seen anymore.
A generation of children may grow up seeing a blank sky and asking, "Did there used to be stars there?"
~ Michael Joseph Jackson
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from the fairy tale The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Andersen
I think I will never find proper words to describe the feelings I have on September 11th. It is killing me. Killing me. I think many people really do not get what this day is representing. They remember the people who died in the Twin Towers that day. But actually so many more were and are being killed. Do you think about the 919,967 people that have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since the U.S. and coalition attacks (the number is based on lowest credible estimates)? Not even this number sums up the dying. Every child losing their mother or father, every father or mother losing their child; friends and relatives losing their beloved ones… all of them… killed. Maybe not many will get what I’m trying to say: that in some way all of our souls are being killed. In no way do I want to belittle the deaths of those who physically died on September 11th, 2001. But my point is that I think not just every stain of blood but also every tear shed represents how we destroy humanity. Because I feel the deaths inside my own breaking heart.
I just don’t understand. and I will never understand the way humans kill humanity. We’re destroying this world. We are destroying each other. We let ourselves be destroyed. We are destroying every thing. When will we learn! Will we ever learn?
Love is the answer
today is National Suicide Prevention day, which marks the beginning of National Suicide Prevention WEEK. be sure to smile at everyone, not only this week but everyday. you never know when it might save a life. and i just want all of you to know that if you ever need to talk or just get something off your chest, i am ALWAYS here for you. no judgment. we are all beautiful living creatures, and we’re going to stay that way. just take it one breath at a time and forget everyone that has ever put you down. you are worth so much more than a small-minded ignorant person. i promise, everything is going to get so much better and i want everyone to be alive to experience it. i don’t want anyone to ever feel like there is no one there, because there will always be friends there to help you. i promise. it gets so much better.