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Maja Weidemueller on December 6, 2011

... and it is one of the most amazing pictures I have seen in the days of my life dear Ian. Could be set perfectly on the front cover of a leaflet for peace-building. Love it.

~~~ Maja ~~~

Maja Weidemueller on December 6, 2011

I am only just now reading your story Ian.... people like this mother are the mrtyrs of our time and those who make mankind become a better species. I deeply admire her. I don't know if I had such strength ....

Ian Stehbens on December 6, 2011

Dear Maja,

I concur, and it gets a nomination for the images that I am considering enlarging and printing to be hung in the gallery in our new home - when it is built. How I would love to have it hanging when you first walk in. It has been used in a peacebuilding prospectus, but on the inside not on the front cover.

I too love the symbolism. ... and the story that I shared fits it perfectly.

I don't want for you to be a martyr, but to live and celebrate peace. However when martyrs do suffer, they often emerge with a whole new perspective on grace, and hope and peace. On Forgiveness is one book I think I must write before too much longer.

And that may require your input.

Warmest regards from Brisbane. We're home again... sort of for an eternity.

Ian ~~~!!~~~

Maja Weidemueller on December 6, 2011

Start writing the book TODAY dear Ian. Whatever input I can provide (?), I certainly will. And see the wonderful picture hanging on that wall.... never stop beliving in dreams dear one.

Maja ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ !! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ian Stehbens on December 6, 2011

Much has been written about forgiveness on personal and interpersonal levels, but when we step up to institutional (sub-systemic) and cultural (or systemic levels) it is much more limited. Yet there is much experience and still much to learn at these levels. I think this is true for every nation. We must have the political will to learn the lessons and apply them creatively. The world needs to waltz. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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  • Uploaded on June 5, 2007
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    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2005/06/22 07:56:42
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    • F/Stop: f/5.600
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