There was never a good war, or a bad peace. — Benjamin Franklin
I want to make it clear, however, that although I am deeply opposed to war, I am not advocating appeasement. It is often necessary to take a strong stand to counter unjust aggression. — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Cheri Lucas Rowlands challenges us to capture a black and white images with a mysterious, otherworldly vibe — the viewer wonders what lurks in the shadows. Something eerie has a story to tell — one you aren’t quite sure you want to know.
Every time I visit Pearl Harbor I get that vibe and I think black and white definitely captures it.
This month Kozo is challenging us to love our enemy for the monthly peace challenge. This post is not my response to this, but I do think the wreath in the photo below clearly shows love and respect for a former enemy.
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Being here in Okinawa, Japan, I know how memorable December 7 is as itis a very larg part of World War II. It would be cool for me to visit Pearl Harbor as well. It’s hard to fathom the ins and outs of war. Everyone ends up a loser, the result is always ugly, and the residues of it will always stay.
I’m amazed by the grace and respect of the Japanese veterans who visit Pearl Harbor and my heart always breaks when I think of the devastation experienced in Japan at the end of the war. Clearly forgiveness and peace are possible. I pray one day the rest of the world realizes this too.
The black and white effect said it all.. 🙂
Mahalo means thank you.
Ooh.. Mahalo too! ^_^