Wednesday, August 18, 2010

open hands


To create this new society, we must present outstretched and friendly hands, without hatred and rancor, even as we show great determination and never waver in the defense of truth and justice. Because we know that we cannot sow seeds with clenched fists. To sow we must open our hands.

Adolfo PĂ©rez Esquivel

Argentinian human rights activist, from his Nobel Lecture

3 comments:

kario said...

Can we stop what everyone is doing and put a copy of this in front of them and let them read it? Just for a minute? I'm certain it would have an impact.

Thanks for sharing.d

Wanda said...

Wouldn't that be great? Wouldn't it be great if everyone would listen all at once?

Kathryn Grace said...

This is what I feel the people at Four Years. Go! and the Pachamama Alliance are doing. In a way, it's what we do when we read one another's stories and listen, really listen, with our hearts.

Thank you, Wanda.