Working on my Christmas shopping, late Friday I made my annual trip to the Artifactory Holiday Fair craft sale at Hoover House in Palo Alto. I was touched to see that Inja (of Inja Ink Calligraphy) had stopped her other work to write out a Nelson Mandela quote on the day he died. The new piece was on display for consideration and honor, not for sale.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
I had been feeling sad at the passing of a hero and role model. Inja’s gentle tribute lifted my heart.
Images Copyright 2013 by Katy Dickinson