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September 11, 2013
I suppose it's normal to want to acknowledge the passing of innocent victims of war crimes. We come together to find comfort in community. The problem is we are then commemorating the tragedy and thus keeping it alive, or one could say, glorifying the negative. I propose we expand all such occasions into two day holidays; one day would be for solemnity and we would wear black and be silent. The next day would be a jubilant parade of the surviving human spirit, the force of wonderful nature that helps us go on and thrive; acknowledging and accepting life's wholeness.