World peace and understanding may seem more remote than ever at this moment, but it could be that we are in fact a step closer.
Our eyes and our minds have been forced wide open by this terrible tragedy. We are given no choice but to leave complacency behind, to look deep into our own hearts for answers, to truly recognize ourselves as human beings — individuals together, people the world; to think about how each one of us, whoever we are, wherever we live, in our everyday lives can make the world a better place for another human being.
We have all been laid bare by this event and we have all been given the opportunity to start from ground zero to build a better world using the blocks of kindness, understanding, dignity, tolerance and love. Let us seize this opportunity and make it our life's work.
Corinne Van Rensselaer
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