As most of the world comes together to mourn the loss of one of mankind's grand treasures, it is difficult to avoid thoughts of despair for our culture's future. Maybe most of us need more than one lifetime to learn the most simple lessons of love and service.
Grand temples and cathedrals symbolize the best of who we are.
Starving children and endless war remind us of the rest.
Give us peace on earth and end this dreadful, dreadful war.