Non-Violence is Victory


They say that prompts are just that: prompts designed to inspire a post. What you do with a prompt is ultimately up to you.  In an ironic way, this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: ‘Victory’  has led me to muse about topics such as nonviolence, international peace, and nonviolent responses to terror.

The Friday prompt was ‘Victory’–‘Forget about the sad times. This week it’s all about revelling in a win.’   When the prompt was posted, no one knew that later, on the same day, Paris would be rocked by a brutal massacre in one of its entertainment districts, where locals and tourists would be out enjoying a meal, listening to a concert, and attending a sports event. I knew when I read the prompt, my heart could not feel victorious. The world is filled with violence, but for personal and cultural reasons, this one hit home.


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