Tuesday, May 03, 2011

On my mind

via here

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." 
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

15 comments:

  1. I completely understand how are you feeling. And that quote is just absolutely perfect!

    P.S. Love your last two posts :)

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  2. Couldn't be more true... my husband and I were just talking about it last night... we aren't even a tiny bit better if we celebrate now.

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  3. This quote completely sums up how I feel about the current situation.

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  4. I'm really glad I'm not the only one thinking about these things.

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  5. Yes.

    When I woke up the morning after my facebook was flooded with statuses about him.

    I understand the symbolism for people but I don't think his death must be celebrated. We should move forward as a whole and keep working to fix the situation we are in.

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  6. A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I love it! Such important words to keep in mind at a time like this.

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  7. yes! this is fantastic, and exactly how i've been feeling lately. i logged off twitter early that night and have been avoiding all news reports. it's just awful to celebrate with such joy the death of a human being, a human being who may have truly believed he was working for god who may have had a mental illness. we don't know the journey that leads people to commit horrible acts, but there's always a more complicated story behind it, whether it's an evil dictator or the gang kid on your street.

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  8. Absolutely. You tell them, Erin! (Oh, you too, MLK!)

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  9. there's discrepancy (i've been reading) about who actually said this, but it doesn't matter, the sentiment stands--and it might be one of the most beautiful thoughts i've ever come across.

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  10. I read this sentiment earlier today on facebook and I totally agree. I was and am still glad to find out that I'm not the only one who feels this way.

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  11. one of my absolute FAVORITE quotes and sooo perfect for the event that's passed... so perfect.

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