Friday, January 16, 2009

Forest for Gaza

Today is Arbor Day … the day we plant trees in numerous sites around the country, and lay down small roots that take hold with branches of green and shelter us with hope and comfort.

If we can do nothing else to stop the slaughter in Gaza, perhaps we can mourn the great sacrifice of the Palestinian people with a forest named Gaza and a tree for all those who have given their lives in the struggle to be free from oppression over the last century and into this.

After all, we name forests after Presidents and leaders of foreign lands, it’s now time to respect our own and plant a Forest for Gaza …. a spiritual place to go and reflect on the madness and futility of war

… lest we forget.



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