fidesquaerens (marta_bee) wrote,

Marta365: Peace Sign of a different sort

The cool thing about taking pictures is I notice things I just walk by otherwise. Case in point:

This is a little pole, about shoulder-high on me. On one side it says "May peace prevail on earth." And then it says it again - in Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew, and Spanish. It has a lovely multicultural look to it, but the inclusion of the Spanish really made me sit up and notice because that's a different type of peace than most people think about. Not peace from war, but peace from economic injustice, peace from being named a not-legal person, and peace from split families and bad stereotypes. Sometimes my school does multiculturalism okay after all.

Not so sure about the inclusion of Hebrew. What exactly does it bring to the table that isn't covered by Aramaic and the English? Perhaps I'm being a dunderhead, but its inclusion just struck me as... odd. Almost like it was pandering. Ah, well, it's a lovely thought-provoking monument in any case.
Tags: marta365, war
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