Saturday, October 23, 2010

The spirit refuses to be broken

Gaza is slowly unravelling itself. Its dirt & rubbish strewn streets. Its sewage problems. Its incomplete buildings & homes. Listen... Gaza's pain speaks to you.

Last night I sat through speech after speech by selected members of the convoy. It must have gone on for over 2 hours & although I understood hardly anything, save Kevin's, I thought, what can we possibly say that hasn't been said already?

As each person took the mike & I tried to make some sense of what was said, I couldn't help but reflect on the fact that how can we possibly even begin to imagine what it must be like for them? How can we stand before them & offer words of advice?

They keep thanking us but it is we who should be thanking them. These courageous people teach us every day, every hour, every moment what its like to be brave, strong and resilient. They live against all odds, & we are humbled by their unbroken spirit. Unbroken spirit that still soars even with clipped wings.

Brave people of Gaza, may Allah grant you more strength, bravery & fortitude. May your spirit remain unbroken & irrepressible. May you stand united, firm & defiant against the enemy. Brave people of Gaza, we salute you & we await the day when victory greets you.

Insha Allah.

No comments:

Post a Comment