Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Friday, September 11, 2009

That Good Can Come from Evil

Since some of our pals are living it up in South Africa, it's appropriate to quote a line from one of Mom's favorite books, Cry the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton. It was made into a musical -- Lost in the Stars -- with book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and music by Kurt Weill.

It's a story about apartheid in South Africa. When one of the young men who has been fighting against it is shot, the hope is that his death will help bring people together. In other words, that good can come from evil.

On that terrible day, 9/11, that's what happened -- for a brief while after the planes came and the towers crashed, those who love peace and liberty came together and we were united. If only that good could remain.

As our President said on Wednesday night -- The time for bickering is over.

Remembering 9/11, we should all bow our heads and say amen.


Asta said...

(Asta and Mommi are bowing heads)

That togethewness felt wondewful Mommi says.
Why can't it last????????

smoochie kisses

Gus said...


(We're living in Mayemphis now, so we always shout that word)

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Amen xx

TwoSpecialWires said...

You are right. We agree. You've said it well.

May we join you in your plea?

All together, we say "Amen." In peace. And togetherness.

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Deetz said...


Martha said...

It sounds so simple - it is so right - so many of us who pray for peace in the world. We join in your plea also - Amen to peace.

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Amen. We too hope for folks to remember how we were all one for that period of time. We always seem to be our best when the worst happens to us. If we could maintain wonderful it would be!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Amen, you said it so well.

Dexter said...

Yes, amen to that.

Mango Momma

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

My fluffy tail is raised
and so is Mom's glass!

Well pawed!


Moose said...

Amen to all that, Brother! You guys always know the right things to say on important days!
Moose + Dana

Molly the Airedale said...


Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


A double woof to that.

Essex & Deacon

ScrapsofMe said... guys r well read! I only gets the funnie papers and the puzzle pages! Sometimes SHE tosses a techy manual at me and asks me if I can make any sense out of it, cuz she sure can't. Anyways...a sad day for sure and I'm glad I've got lotsa friends all over the world for virtual sniffies to make the day better.