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A Mother's Sorrow

I stumbled across a memorial service.


A group of people had gathered to release balloons...


for the children of Gaza.


The ones who have died.


When I think about the children who are victims of the grievences of adults...


I think about my own children.


I could not imagine losing one of them to the quarrel of anyone over anything.


All children should be protected from being hurt I think.


I imagine the pain of any mother on any side of any conflict who loses a child.


It is an unimaginable grief.


I wonder sometimes if mothers had all the power if conflicts and quarrels would be resolved differently.


I've held the hand of a mother who stood by the coffin of her son whose life was taken by a katusha rocket.


It's a scene I'd never want to see replayed.


Every soldier killed is some mother's son.


Every child that dies is some mother's child.


When I think of sorrow I think of those mothers.



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Taken on December 31, 2011