Saturday, June 15, 2013

One more reflection from China

I wish I had paid attention to the calendar.  We were in Tiananmen Square on June 3, the day before the 24th anniversary of the crackdown.  It is a peaceful place now, where several individuals came up to have their picture made with Alison—but not me for some reason?

But 24 years ago it was a very different scene.  There are no commemorative markers there, but how long did it take the US to recognize what occurred on the road from Selma to Montgomery, at Kent State, at Wounded Knee?

We do try to hide our dirty little secrets don’t we—as a nation, as individuals.  But I do think there is an old line that says confession is good for the soul.  For us all.

A footnote:

It is good to know that Batman and Supergirl are keeping everyone safe!

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