As I think about everyone who marched for their lives, I wanted to first acknowledge and pay tribute to all the lives that have been lost through school shootings, and across the entire globe. One life is and should never be valued more than another, weather it is a child sitting in a school in America feeling fearful for their life, or a child buried under rubble, because of a war crime. Everyone has an equal right and value to live and life as the other. However, what is different from Syria to the school shootings in the USA, is that Syria is in the midst of war, and the shootings in the schools are done in a nation where there is no formal declaration of war. Which does not make either right, but with no formal declarations of war, and tensions spurring from within, I think and wonder: Why should babies, children and teens have to March for their lives? What this question has revealed is that as a nation we have failed to protect vulnerable populations of children who want to go to school, to learn in a safe and secure environment, and we see them forced to take matters into their own hands, demanding action.
May there be healing.
Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)