Many have experienced life during a war. Many have lived through a war or some wars. I have not seen war but I have heard of war - Japanese War, Vietnam War, War of the Falkland Islands, War in Afghanistan and some others in the northern hemisphere. Why do we have wars in the first place? Why have wars remained with us, supposedly civilised humans? This is the 21st century already. What is the purpose of war? Why war? Who needs to kill whom? Why? Why do we kill? Who are the war mongers? Who are the war victims? Can POWs become war mongers? Can war mongers become victims? Who can order wars to end? Will wars ever end while we are still alive? Where do wars lead us to? Why are wars regarded as hell? How can some people continue to enjoy life in luxury while a war is happening somewhere out there? Why are some people indifferent to war, any war? Why are we (humans) hopeless and helpless when it comes to war? Is there nothing we can do about news of a war? Who declares war? Is it a crime to declare a war? If the world suddenly divides into 2 halves, one for war mongers and the other for peaceful people, which half would you jump to? Wouldn't you want the dragonfly to fly in the morning and kiss the rose buds? Or do we still need wars so dragonflies can cease to exist? Isn't the dragonfly a mark of peace? Isn't the rose a mark of human civilisation? When was the last time you saw a real dragonfly and a real rose? I saw both this morning and the world around me was peaceful. I don't need war. Have peace.
This is war, the Worst of 2012:
From my backyard
|A dragonfly holds on to a rose bud ... and dew drops from last night keep the rose plant cool. Can't you see the wonder of this? The dragonfly doesn't visit a dry place; it visits a blessed garden.|
|The red rose is ever beautiful ... with dew drops from last night ... in a blessed garden.|
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF CREATING WAR, STOP!
IF YOU THINK WAR IS GOOD, STOP!
IF A WAR WILL BENEFIT YOU, STOP!
THERE SHOULD BE NO WAR ON EARTH.
EARTH IS THE ONLY PLANET WHERE ALL HUMANS CAN LIVE.
WE CANNOT LIVE ON MARS OR SATURN OR JUPITER.
WE CAN ONLY LIVE ON E-A-R-T-H.
ONLY EARTH ... ONLY EARTH ... ONLY EARTH ...
THERE IS ONLY EARTH ...
FOR ME AND YOU
AND ALL PEOPLE
FOR ME AND YOU ...
AND ALL PEOPLE
WE ARE ONE
YOU ARE MY BROTHER
YOU ARE MY SISTER
WE ARE ONE BIG FAMILY
EARTH IS OUR HOME
OUR ONLY HOME
HOME ON EARTH
DO NOT DESTROY WHAT WE CANNOT REPLACE