Friday, November 17, 2006

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda
Originally uploaded by tomgivemeaning.

7am, Saturday, November 17th, 2006
Hotel Des Mille Collines - Room 127

Where I wake this morning,t one man decided to make his stand amidst a sea of apathy

Millions were killed, many felt powerless, those in power did nothing.

Here, one man made his stand. 1268 lives were saved.

We all stand for something.

Imagine if each of us stood up for what we believed in.

If we all fought tooth and nail for one thing that was beyond ourselves and our families.

If we gave more than we could and did all that was in our power and never relented.

We are each and every one of us a massive force.

To live and die without using this power, is to have wasted the very essence of life itself.

In this moment, I want to express my profound gratitude to my family, especially my parents.

Sitting here in the Mille Des Collines, and thinking back to growing up as a little boy with all of the effort my family put into ending Apartheid, I'm overcome with emotion.

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