It’s not often that I am rendered speechless, but really no words flow in a state of shock over the attacks on children. Perhaps no words are as sufficient as images or mosaics of thoughts and consciousness … or even a patch of solid black color to exhibit the emptiness after a tragedy that hits the goodness of children and the institution of education.
Words and inspiration has saved me before, so lets hope they provide just the one drop of sunlight that is much needed in a world that is becoming increasingly unbreathable.
Education will never be a myth, a path that has saved many including myself. Its wrenching to see a school attacked strictly due to military ties, when the children aren’t even paving paths for the army. If teachers can stand in front of students time and time again, please tell me that moving in a path of education is away from the darkness, and not a risk that looms like a prehistoric era on us.
Innocence of Children
Any action to protect and preserve the innocence of children is priceless. Feed them with spirit and enthusiasm and knowledge and you are shaping the future. Ending this very future is never an option, and tarnishing perceptions of those who survive and are scarred with disheveled fears is like plunging yourself into another dark future. In simple terms, going to school is such an integral and valuable portion of any lifetime, both for parents and children, that nobody should have to feel unsafe or fear for the lack of return.
Perhaps there is hope. The tragedy brought India with Pakistan owing to a well created hashtag #IndiawithPakistan, expressing shock, disbelief, anger and anguish over the attack of children and education. I hope to hope on solidarity through social media as a means to bring change. Supported by organizations that pledge to do so.
Enough said about how we are humans before anything else, and must never have actions that eradicate this notion.
And to nod to a notion of our continued existence, I lean towards Michelangelo’s age perspective on showcasing that I too, am still learning. And we should all continue to.