Skip to content

Hiroshima,..Nagasaki

August 6, 2015

blinding the morning sunshine

a flash of white light

and a new darkness

But it was also an extraordinary moment of the Old Dark: here’s an enlightening newspaper column by Leonard Pitts, Jr. (and catch his bio in the lower right corner of that page).

During the minutes after we had just heard the news of the “Cuban missile crisis” enfolding, I walked the halls of a building on my college campus.  Nobody was talking.  I see very clearly the look in people’s eyes:  terror; and I thought: it looks like, and feels like, were looking at a crouching tiger.

But JFK spoke courageously of a new imagination of life among opposing nations, and slowly the world has come around to that way of imagining.  We need to go right on re-imagining, heeding the thoughts of peace activists such as Setsuko Thurlow, a Hiroshima survivor.

From → health, racism, war

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: