a pause for humanity
lives lost; lives that can yet be saved
I have tried, and failed, to think of anything worth saying this week.
Instead, would you take just one minute and make space in your heart for the Palestinian and Israeli people? The ones who aren’t calling the shots; the ones who aren’t making political decisions; the ones who are simply trying to survive this.
Just one minute to picture their faces; the way they look on any given Saturday of any given October in any random year but this one? The way they gaze adoringly at their children, the way they kiss the forehead of their beloved, the way they laugh or worry or scold or caution or joke or pray or hug. The way their eyes change when they are terrified.
Can we take just one minute to remember what it means to be human? To not look away. To not argue our point. To not grow callous toward war. To keep giving a damn.
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