Thursday, August 9, 2012

On Wings of Cranes

"i will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world"
                                                                                                      - Sadako Sasaki                                             

Origami cranes
If people like me tend to forget the anniversary that is August 6, today is a day even more are likely not to remember. The anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, the last place on Earth where a nuclear weapon was ever used for human slaughter on a massive scale, seems to lie hidden in the shadow of the deadly mushroom cloud that fell over Hiroshima. More than that first one though, it's this second drop that prompts me to question why? The other question that remains is how to prevent it from ever happening again.

Further reading: Nagasaki peace declaration on 67th anniversary of A-bombing

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