New World Peace
Tonight as I light this candle while my eyes are full of tears, my heart is full of hope.
...Hope that somewhere in the midst of all the rubble, survivors will be found.
...Hope that the survivors of this tragedy will make full recoveries and be able to live normal lives again.
...Hope that the families of those who lost their lives can somehow put their own lives back in order and let their loved ones continue to live through them.
...And then there is hope and a prayer that we, as a world, will find a New World Peace and be able to live together on this earth, no matter who or where we are.
The lighting of this candle symbolizes the hope in me that cannot and will not be extinguished.
Ruth McDonald Mair
September 15, 2001
While most of the candles I made for relatives, friends and neighbors have been long burned out, my prayers for the families of the victims of this day will never be extinguished. My hopes and prayers for us to live in peace with one another will also continue. For, if we allow our hopes to be extinguished, what do we have left?