70 Years

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We can turn around
Peace can still be found
It starts in your mind
Have the faith of a child

–Lenny Kravitz, “The Faith of a Child”

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Today marks 70 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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Sadako Sasaki was a toddler living in Hiroshima.  Ten years later she died as a result of leukemia, “the atomic bomb disease.”  If you don’t know the story of Sadako and the 1000 Cranes, you can read about it here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_and_the_Thousand_Paper_Cranes

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This is our cry.
This is our prayer.
Peace in the world.

–inscription on the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima
http://www.nippon.com/en/images/k00009/

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19 responses to “70 Years”

  1. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Holy hell, I thought this was something you picked up from a museum exhibit!! Imagine my surprise when I click in and find your signature at the bottom!! WOW totally amazed by this!! Ok your collages have always been great but do you think the grids like, turbocharged you or something?? Totally amazing work here. Really stunning stuff. Yeah, blown away by this!! 💛💛💛💛💛

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  2. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    This is like a paper quilt but a thousand times better!! This should be in a museum. It just really needs to be seen!!

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  3. memadtwo says :

    Fantastic, Kerfe. I’m really blown away by this.

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    • memadtwo says :

      I’ve been thinking about it for awhile, ever since I read about all the memorials around the world for the 70th anniversary this year. Did you ever read “Hiroshima?” Or all you have to do is look at photos…we don’t ever want to see it again.

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  4. Rebecca says :

    I love this! 🙂

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  5. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) says :

    Wow! Your collage is poignantly beautiful. I can’t stop crying. It is so sweet and fragile and delicate, yet bursting with life.

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  6. ♥ love powered ♥ says :

    I’ve heard of Sadako before. Quite a moving blog entry, thanks. ☺

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  7. Marcy Erb says :

    The collage is simply gorgeous – it left me speechless. I remember reading Sadako’s story illustrated in a children’s book when I was very young, and it has always stuck with me. Thank you for this.

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