“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.”

Beautiful words that I found via FB, together with this quote:

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Martin Luther King Jr.

I just had to share this quote because it is so beautiful, so true, so strong and it has lived in my heart since I read it. Now it lives on my blog and I’ve also copied it to my diary. Words like that is like poetry to me, and at the same time they can be very political and/or philosophical. And then there are flowers, like my first wire flower:

Wire flower
My wire flower is pink!

Wire + fabric together, hard and soft… you wouldn’t believe that this combination could work well together but I think they do! The fabric is soft as petals and the wire lends it strength and structure beautifully to the fabric…

I’ve learned to craft a wire flower from reading Jennifer Swift’s wonderful book Creative Bloom that I recently reviewed here. Check out her blog Art as usual for more wire inspiration.

Every life is precious

This weekend I also found a beautiful and thought provoking blog post by Rebecca Kuder, that relates to the quote above and my feelings about our precious life here on earth. In her post she states that she is a pacifist and she writes:

Some people believe that a human can be inherently evil. I believe that humans are born with curiosity and kindness, the natural state of a child. If, for whatever reason, those natural characteristics are neglected or broken, sometimes a person can gnarl as they grow, becoming one who does horrible (or “unskilled”) acts. Experiences mix with beliefs, among other essential ingredients, and shape a person.

Read her full post Solo – bird as metaphor.

Metta to you!