A thin double chain links antique silver hearts for holding prayer requests. The hearts are photographed on a hand-embroidered altarcloth from a former convent in Marseilles, France. In one of the hearts, a prayer remains. It was handwritten in ink on a small agenda page, then folded and tucked away for safekeeping.
In follow-up to my previous post, some thoughts about humanity:
"After all, there is but one race - humanity." - George Moore, The Bending of the Bough, 1900, Act III
"...by his screams, he asserts his right to live, sends a message to the outside world demanding help and calling for resistance. If nothing else is left, one must scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity." - Nadezhda Mandelstam, Hope against Hope, 1970
"The fundamental rights of [humanity] are, first: the right of habitation; second, the right to move freely; third, the right to the soil and subsoil, and to the use of it; fourth, the right of freedom of labor and of exchange; fifth, the right to justice; sixth, the right to live within a natural national organization and seventh, the right to education." - Albert Schweitzer
"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” - Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul” - Mahatma Gandhi