In the spirit of today,†27 January, International Holocaust Remembrance Day†
once again I post this by Wendell Berry.
Simply given as ‘V’ from 1995 in his collection ‘A Timbered Choir, The Sabbath Poems 1979-1997′
VTo my granddaughters who visited the HolocaustMuseum on the day of the burial of Yitzhak Rabin~Now you know the worstwe humans have to knowabout ourselves, and I am sorry,for I know that you will be afraid.To those of our bodies givenwithout pity to be burned, I knowthere is no answerbut loving one another,even our enemies, and this is hard.But remember:when a man of war becomes a man of peace,he gives a light, divinethough it is also human.When a man of peace is killedby a man of war, he gives a light.You do not have to walk in darkness.If you will have the courage for love,you may walk in the light. It will bethe light of those who have sufferedfor peace. It will beyour light.