some ways more painful is the fact that their experience
appears to be fading from the collective memory of
humankind. Having never experienced an atomic bombing,
the vast majority around the world can only vaguely
imagine such horror, and these days, John Hersey’s
Hiroshima and Jonathan Schell’s The Fate of the Earth
are all but forgotten. As predicted by the saying,
‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned
to repeat it,’ the probability that nuclear weapons
will be used and the danger of nuclear war are increasing.”
of the most liberating tools for peacebuilders is
learning to let go. We carry so many burdens with
us, from our childhood throughout our lives. We carry
hurts about wrongs that were done to us. We carry
regrets about things we wish we had or hadn't done.
We hide these memories, but the anger and hurt and
regret can influence the way we think and interact
without our even knowing it.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
never going to have respectful and reverential relationships
with the planet- and sensible policies about what
we put in the air, the soil, the water – if very young
children don’t begin learning about these things literally
in their houses, backyards, streets and schools. We
need to have human beings who are oriented that way
from their earliest memories.”
is cruel and unjust. It cuts deep and lingers long
in individual and community memories. And it is
not a thing of the past....We all have a duty to
do what we can to turn this around.
and memory are true artists;
they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.
care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated
to some stroke of the imagination.
is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”
-- Lionel Hampton
does not equal forgetting. It is about healing the memory
of the harm, not erasing it."
-- Ken Hart
dont have to hold on to the pain, to hold on to the
dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be
pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.
surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed
at the time.
-- Barbara Kingsolver
is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its
-- Barbara Kingsolver
have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit
it to life."
-- Edwin Markham
of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue
always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.
-- Diane Sawyer
stack of memories never equal one little hope.
-- Charles M. Schulz
that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
a pleasure to share one's memories. Everything remembered
is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least
the past is safe /though we didn't know it at the
time. We know it now. Because it's in the past;
because we have survived.”
all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to
Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope
and build from the past,
which can bridge to the future.
- Mattie Stepanek
expanding ethnic diversity of this century, a time
when we will all be minorities, offers us an invitation
to create a larger memory of who we are as Americans
and to re-affirm our founding principle of equality.
Let's put aside fears of the "disuniting of America"
and warnings of the "clash of civilizations." As Langston
Hughes sang, "Let America be America, where equality
is in the air we breathe."
dedicate ourselves to working with our neighbors,
near and far, day in and day out, to building that
peaceful society in which the tragedies we have known
are a bad memory and a continuing warning.
is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things
the things you never want to lose.
~The Wonder Years