9/11

Sometimes I fear that we have not learnt that much over the past ten years.

Surely terrorism wins when we view ever potential friend as a stranger,

When we condemn people on sight by the way they look?

Violence breeds more violence, or as Gandhi put it:

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”

Compassion and kindness in the face of hate are the most difficult things to show.

But if we want to make the world a better place, then we have to try.

Call me naive, but I still dream of a world without hate and prejudice.

56 responses

  1. These photos are so perfectly placed on this post filled with compassion & desire ♥

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    September 10, 2011 at 17:25

  2. I love this post and the message it conveys.

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    September 10, 2011 at 17:29

  3. Everyone can help make a difference. Your picture and message is wonderful!

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    September 10, 2011 at 18:24

  4. Delicious pictures and a wise message.

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    September 10, 2011 at 20:10

  5. I dream of that too. So, I am convinced, does everyone with a true brain and a true heart. Maybe I’m naive as well.

    Your perfect message for this day is wonderfully illustrated.

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    September 10, 2011 at 20:59

  6. Kloke ord og vakre bilder.

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    September 10, 2011 at 21:12

  7. —-Lady Fi,
    the message of LOVE Always Endures. This is the only thing that will ever SAVE us. XX

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    September 10, 2011 at 21:14

  8. it is my daughters birthday. Well, world peace and all love will probably never happen. But we have to strive for it anyway.

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    September 10, 2011 at 21:27

  9. amen. i dream as well…this was hard to write about today honestly but i think i n the end we both have similar feelings…i still dream…

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    September 10, 2011 at 21:45

  10. Love will win at the end cause it is the only feeling that make us alive. I do hope too…………..your words are true and your photos perfect. Continue to believe.xx

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    September 10, 2011 at 21:48

  11. Beautiful post. Me too, dreaming but I know its just a dream. I wood like at least to turn back time with about 40-50 years.
    Your photos are wonderful.

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    September 10, 2011 at 21:59

  12. Dreaming with you. And loving your photos to illustrate the dream as well.

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    September 10, 2011 at 23:35

  13. Mo

    Beautiful images

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    September 10, 2011 at 23:40

  14. Jim

    Naive? Not at all! We must all start with ourselves………and let it spread.
    Let’s make this ‘dream’ real.
    Jim

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    September 11, 2011 at 00:07

  15. You do have a perfect message and your photos are beautiful as usual. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    September 11, 2011 at 00:16

  16. Lady Fi, I agree with every word you say. I also live in hope that tomorrow will be a more tolerant, loving and peaceful world. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful post with us at Today’s Flowers.

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    September 11, 2011 at 00:29

  17. Ladyfi: Very nicely shown and spoken. This is a very different time in our world.

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    September 11, 2011 at 00:44

  18. this is so lovely and meaningful. you aren’t naive, but hopeful. happy day to you Fiona.

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    September 11, 2011 at 01:03

  19. I love that quote by Gandhi. So true.

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    September 11, 2011 at 03:01

  20. I always love your posts and photos — as you know, but today is a very special one for this sad day in our history. The quote by Ghandhi is one of my favorites! Thank you for the beauty and for the wisdom!

    Sylvia

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    September 11, 2011 at 04:11

  21. near a stream
    i gently dream
    of peace for all the land

    lovely and inspiring post dear lady ~

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    September 11, 2011 at 04:29

  22. Very timely and lovely. Thanks!

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    September 11, 2011 at 04:38

  23. Wonderful shots and message.

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    September 11, 2011 at 04:43

  24. Jen

    Wholehearted, not naive. It begins with one.

    Thanks for showing us another side of what is a terrible anniversary.

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    September 11, 2011 at 05:03

  25. there are more dangers in the world today, and more chance of lasting damage than ever, but also lots of people like you and i and our friends here who agree that represent real change.

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    September 11, 2011 at 05:44

  26. There was a bomb blast in our capital just two days ago. It is so sad, loved this post. May God give peace to everyone.
    Have a nice day 🙂

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    September 11, 2011 at 05:55

  27. Indeed. Yes. May we learn.

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    September 11, 2011 at 06:08

  28. and because we continue to dream, it is still possible!
    Lovely post in word and photo!

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    September 11, 2011 at 06:09

  29. thank you for this prayer for a better world in which we join you!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    September 11, 2011 at 06:10

  30. Me, too. That’s one of my favorite quotes!

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    September 11, 2011 at 06:34

  31. Very interesting…. lovely pictures…. love no.2, great DOF

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    September 11, 2011 at 06:43

  32. May I dream with you, LadyFi ? Beautiful thoughtful powerful words, thank you for your heart

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    September 11, 2011 at 09:27

  33. I think like you, maybe one day we are not naive anymore !

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    September 11, 2011 at 11:10

  34. In a shrinking world where everything can be seen perhaps we will all learn to trust.

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    September 11, 2011 at 11:21

  35. Beuativul post – I share your dream!

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    September 11, 2011 at 12:16

  36. Amen, Fi. I share your dream. But as Gandhi also said, we must be the change we want to see in the world. And that, it seems, is the toughest hurdle.

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    September 11, 2011 at 12:24

  37. Hope the dream is true soon
    Great pictures.

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    September 11, 2011 at 15:15

  38. JM

    Wonderful photos, great tribute.

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    September 11, 2011 at 15:16

  39. Lovely flowers, true words 🙂

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    September 11, 2011 at 16:03

  40. Wonderful post. I agree with what you said.

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    September 11, 2011 at 17:47

  41. wonderful shots and still interesting are the messages. Loved them

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    September 11, 2011 at 19:24

  42. Lovely post and nicely captured too!

    Rose Buds is my share for Today’s Flower. Hope you can come and comment.

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    September 11, 2011 at 23:18

  43. Nice tribute and thoughts for a memorable day.

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    September 12, 2011 at 03:56

  44. Your words are so true! I like the earring shot, but I am in love with the echinacea! I love the raindrops and the tracery of spiderweb!!

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    September 12, 2011 at 04:01

  45. Jeanie

    Your words express the dream of so many……I hope we all keep trying together.

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    September 12, 2011 at 04:04

  46. Sarah

    It’s past 10 years after 9/11 and it’s past 6 months after 3/11. Why do human or nature bare their fangs? Call me naive,too. Your message is brilliant. Thank you for sharing.

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    September 12, 2011 at 04:12

  47. ds

    Amen!

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    September 12, 2011 at 05:42

  48. If you are naive, then I am right there with you.

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    September 12, 2011 at 07:08

  49. Great photos!

    We share your dream too!

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    September 12, 2011 at 10:24

  50. Terrorism will never win while there are people who are loving, accepting and forgiving. But being those things is hard work. Let’s all here agree that we will try!

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    September 12, 2011 at 11:31

  51. I share your sentiments Fi but suspect its the nature of man which defeats it happening.

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    September 13, 2011 at 07:10

  52. Very wise words! I am a fan of Gandhi , and what he says is absolutely right. Yesterday we read in church a saying of Jesus in Matthew 18: 21-22 .He said that we should forgive our enemy not seven times seven, but seventy times seven.. For me there should be no retaliation or revenge.

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    September 13, 2011 at 20:42

  53. The filaments on the echinacea are a tiny reminder of what actually binds us one to another. Bless your children, Fi – may they go forth and spread Love.

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    September 14, 2011 at 04:04

  54. Let us all dream of such a world and maybe it will come to pass.

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    September 14, 2011 at 19:05

  55. Beautiful words… Beautiful pictures…

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    September 16, 2011 at 05:22

  56. Wouldn’t it be nice..it would be like a new world:)

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    September 22, 2011 at 07:56

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