Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Neda lovely Neda

There is nothing beautiful about being gunned down while standing in the street. The shocking and heartbreaking video of Neda Agha-Soltan dying, blood pouring from her nose and mouth has quickly become a global symbol of pro-democracy in these troubled times. Neda, the Iranian martyr was a pretty young woman in her prime. She was a student of music and a lover of travel. Neda had the courage to stand up for what she believed in, to be a voice regardless of the risk and the horrific outcome. I say thank you Neda, for showing me courage and grace and shining your beacon of light. There is enormous beauty in that. May your death bring us all one step closer to peace in this one life.