Cabbagetree

By cabbagetree

We Are One

The front page of our morning newspaper with the poignant illustration by Wellington artist Ruby Jones.

Today the National Remembrance Service was held in Christchurch. I watched on Television. It was very moving. The Muslim leaders, who might have reacted with outrage, instead offered peace and love, and allowed the rest of us mourn with them. A little girl said her lost father’s name into the microphone, saying he was a good man. Our prime minister, Jacinda Adern, spoke simply, but powerfully.

As with most of New Zealand I have been devastated that something like this could happen in our peaceful little country. It’s heartening that the two words that have come to the fore are Peace and Love.

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