Freeze I said.

Look at you,

angry world.

Be still. Stop and think.

Reflection

Let it be Winter, if only for a minute

and freeze the wrath of humankind.

Drakensberg Mountains

See the face etched with a scowl,

white knuckles clutching a dagger.

Eyes, blind to self,

fixated on something opposed,

maybe you, maybe me.

Cattle

Frothing at the mouth like a rabid dog,

preaching hate and intolerance.

Chained by a heavy heart,

grasping for the light,

imprisoned by his own darkness.

Winter Rains

Freeze, I said.

Stop and reflect,

before we march on our bloody way.

Winding road

“It wasn’t only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.”

                                                                          – Ian McEwan, Atonement

Mountain streams

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

      – Harper Lee, To kill a mockingbird

Liquid gold

Erosion

“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

                                                                  – Dalai Lama

     Aerial view

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars…hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

                                                           – Martin Luther Kind Jr

Durban Beach

No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Village

“Atticus, he was real nice.”

“Most people are, Scout,

when you finally see them.”

– Harper Lee, To kill a Mockingbird

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