Tuesday, May 08, 2007

An appropriate tribute to/for Mother's Day

Forget Hallmark -- the origin of Mothers' Day is as a peace movement, and the video at this link is a powerful reminder of how much work there is to do (and a little ray of hopefulness that perhaps it can still be done).

We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says "Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Julia Ward Howe, 1870

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