There is nobility in the human character.
I’ve heard so many stories. Witnessed a few as well: teenager giving his sandwich to a homeless man, a woman pulling over to the side of the road to rescue a dog barely dodging incoming traffic. Righteous people, not looking for praise.
For every bit of nobility, however, there seems to be ten times as much conflict.
To finish writing this post I had to turn off the TV — which has been on CNN a lot lately. The situation in Eastern Europe and South America has kept me between PBS and CNN, eager for news.
But enough is enough. There is a difference between keeping informed and watching the informed people opine. And there’s a lot to talk about at the moment — much of it hitting close to home (Romania).
Better to focus on love. “On universal love, humaneness, and righteousness … as emotions, properly channeled, help one stay on the proper path.” ~~ Confucian theory
The flag above — created in 2001 by Joan M. Manos, resident of New Jersey — resonated with me. A symbol of Universal Love, a flag without borders, representing peace and freedom and harmony. We’re but a tiny speck in the universe, why not be the best speck?
From Romania to California to wherever you are in the world: love & peace to all.
~~~ A quick side note: Today, I’m up at Andrea’s blog, (fellow AtoZer and blogger extraordinaire), where we talk all things music (and I share a picture of my husband Leo playing one of his music shows). Please stop by, and if you feel so inclined leave a comment.
Image: Universal Love flag, by Joan Manos, Wikimedia Commons.