Saturday, July 16, 2016

Think of It ...... Always

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it -- always." 
Mahatma Gandhi.

Painting:  1953 Window at Nice 
by Raoul Dufy 


  1. Pamela, I've been in the Riviera many times, all of us gathered to watch the Bastille Day fireworks. It's always been a glittering, beautiful moment. Now, all of us will think of this tragic event. The world needs to put an end to these barbarians.

  2. What a kind and loving post. We love the Negresco despite its awful wallpaper and crowded lobby. It might so easily have been us down for the weekend. Another 3 days of national mourning. The mayor has been up on a step ladder wrapping the flags that had been hung out for Bastille Day in black crepe ribbon. Already some politicians are making shrill noises and positing 'simple answers'and extreme solutions. Of course if 'simple answers' worked they'd have been tried long ago. As for extreme solutions this continent has been there in its darkest days. The sensible French farmers around here have rallied to the government. They know that there is no moderate response that could work in the short term. They worry that given enough terror, unthinkable results can be generated. The enemies of France want a response so overwhelming it will unite Muslims everywhere. Defenders of freedom are left with difficult decisions.

  3. Well said. My heart goes out to those.

  4. Thank you for sharing Gandhi's words Pamela. Every tiny piece of hope for a future where people are stopped from carrying out this type of carnage, especially killing and maiming the innocent, helps us go on. Sadly, the world has become a terrifying place. Those tyrants must fall, and soon.

  5. Ghandhi's words are appropriate in face of these Islamic terrorist attacks. Love will prevail, yet our hearts break for the victims and really, for the world.

  6. Thank you so much Pamela for giving us these words on the day of the terrible attack in Nice.

  7. Thank you for these words from Gandhi. And I hope that we remember that his response to violence and tyranny was not answering in a like manner.

    I'm fond of Dufy's paintings and this one is so appropriate for today.

  8. Pamela,
    Thank you for your historical perspective---that is certainly needed during this seemingly hopeless time in our history.

  9. I think Nice is the most beautiful place I've ever been and I will remember it like that.

  10. We can pray so.
    So sad, so pointless.
    We must work for peace and understanding.


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