Monday, March 12, 2007

el once de marzo

Here in the USA we tend to focus only on September 11 as the day our world changed forever. However, we need to remember that in Madrid, Spain, on March 11, 2004 terrorists detonated multiple bombs in train stations and on trains during the busy commuter time. Ten simultaneous explosions on four trains at 8:00 a.m. killed 191 people and wounded more than 1700 more. Yesterday, Spain honored the dead and wounded with a stunning glass memorial. In memory of those killed and injured by terrorist bombings the world over, let us all take the opportunity to learn more about those who are different than we are, about those from other countries and cultures and those who do not share our same religion. Reach out to someone you would not ordinarily talk with. Make the world smaller and more tolerant with your own actions. Maybe we knitters can begin to change the world!!


Peg said...

Gail, thanks for visiting my blog. The glass memorial was in our local paper today. In my book club, there are three librarians. One, like you, became a librarian later in her life and the other became a librarian after working for a few years with her BScN. These gals probably spend more money on books than the rest of us together.
I am a Friend of the Library and we are now busy sorting for our annual book sale - last year we raised $18,000 - not bad when we have a population of about 60,000 in our catchment area and we sell hardcovers, large paperbacks and trade paperbacks for $1.00, pocketbooks for 50 cents and children's books for 25 cents. We do, of course, have some beautiful, old and otherwise coveted books for special prices!
Happy Knitting!

HPNY Knits said...

thanks for the link. the past few years made it all clear, we (the world) are in it together.

brooklyn tweed said...

Hey Gail!

Jared from Brooklyn Tweed here. I got your comment, but wasn't able to respond by e-mail (blogger won't let me).

Shoot me an e-mail if you can and we can talk! brooklyntweed [at]gmail [dot] com