I wanted to make a card for this week's CASology cue card word, which is "WORD." I also wanted to use a sketch from a challenge called CAS(E) This Sketch which, for one reason or another, I've missed the last few weeks. Last night, determined to make a card, I sat and stared at this sketch by the amazingly talented N@ Ali.
As he has so often this week, little Martin Richard kept popping into my mind. I intended to have my blog be a happy place without further mention of the horrors of Boston, but Martin wouldn't be silenced and so today I feel I must do a post in memory of him.
Martin, the same tender age as my twin grandsons, Henry and Adam.
Martin, with those big, sweet, and innocent eyes.
Martin, whose message is so pure, so simple.
Martin, who at his young age seemed to understand about morality and immortality:
If you injure people, they hurt.
If you hurt them bad enough, they die.
Why would anyone want to do that?
"No more hurting people."
Martin Richard, age 8
April 15, 2013.
I hope all avenues of today's social media will continue to spread Martin's message to honor him and make his words the clarion call to stop the madness so that future generations the world over will never forget Martin Richard and his words.
Of course, my thoughts and prayers are with all the families of those killed and injured so needlessly, but this post is dedicated to Martin and his simple principle of peace.