"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." Martin Luther King Jr.
My third day in Japan I awake in Nagoya after a restful night sleep. I go down to breakfast and minutes into sipping my coffee news of the attacks in Paris appears on the large flat tv screen in the hotel restaurant. Everyone stops in their tracks with looks of shock and sadness in their eyes. The next hour and a half I spend texting, emailing, and messaging friends that live in Paris or travel there frequently. One by one as I start to hear news from them of being safe but terrified, I feel a mixture of relief that they're safe, sadness for their experiences , and heartbreak for humanity. Martin Luther King Jr.'s wise words bring me solace and I vow to continue spreading love and bringing beauty into the world until my last day on this planet.