Tuesday, March 27, 2007
peace in the making
(A picture I took from Cavehill above beautiful Belfast city.)
-Hearing the news that, after the first-time-ever meeting of Gerry Rice and Ian Paisley, Sinn Fein and the DUP have agreed to share power in Northern Ireland's government. After 30 years of violence inflicted by each community on the other, these politicians who often called for and heightened such violence, are finally calling for peaceful political progress. This means that Northern Ireland will no longer be direct ruled by Parlaiment in England, but will finally have its own functional Parlaiment.
-A very warm wave from the man in the car next to me at a light. He was so friendly it seemed like we were long lost friends.
-A great hair day. (C'mon ladies, you know what a glimpse that can be! Although, I want to be clear that the grace experienced in a good hair day in no way compares to the grace of reconciliation in Northern Ireland.)