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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

sanitizing war

I walked today from my apartment to the office. It is the glorious, sunny slightly crisp clear day that boldly contrasts with the rain & fog of yesterday, making the day even more lovely. As I walk, I begin to find shoes tossed out with recycling along the side of the road. By the time I make it to the office, I have collected 5 ½ pairs of shoes.

I feel that bitter ironic taste, as I pick up these expectant shoes, sterile and even useable discards, about to morph into a rendering of those lives murdered…. no blood, no bits of guts or brain –just little flags fluttering black marks identifying a life so violated, so terminated, so dead.

On my way home, I find a milk crate full of shoes abandoned in yet another recycling heap. I cannot carry these with me.