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Sacred Trust

posted July 11, 2015

There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children.
There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected,
that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want
and that they can grow up in peace.
– Kofi Annan

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Between Darkness and Light

posted June 8, 2015

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light and dark which that thing provides.
– Junichiro Tanizak, In Praise of Shadows

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Monsoon

posted May 11, 2015

For half the world’s people, good monsoons, those rain-bearing winds of
Asia and the Subcontinent, mean life and prosperity.
Poor ones are marked by famine and death.

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One Magical Instant

posted May 3, 2015

To learn to read is to light a fire;
every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
– Victor Hugo

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Kaleidoscope

posted February 2, 2015

The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colors
which at every succeeding moment are the exquisitely adjusted
pictures of your ever-moving thoughts.
- James Allen

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COLORS OF ETHIOPIA

posted January 15, 2015 Ours Time-old Highland of highlands Ancient Where all history ends Where all rainbows meet…


Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin
Poet Laureate of Ethiopia

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Colors of Cuba

posted December 12, 2014

Cuba is tempting and provocative – full of contradictions
and not always easy to understand.
It is a country full of culture, music, history and passion.
- Selected Moments

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Colors of Afghanistan

posted November 5, 2014

  “A landscape might be denuded, a human settlement abandoned or lost,
but always, just beneath the ground lies history of preposterous grandeur...
They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted humankind,
irrepressibly optimistic and proud.
The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer

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Behind Closed Doors

posted October 20, 2014

“We wanted to tell them that this terrible evil act had to be exposed, just for humanity’s sake,” Mr. McCurry said.
“ I think if you’ve been wronged like that, you just want people to know that this act happened…”.

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