“Man is a great wall builder
The Berlin Wall
The Wailing Wall of Jerusalem
But the wall most impregnable
Has a moat
flowing with fright
around his heart
A wall without windows for the spirit to breeze through
without a door for love to walk in.”
– OSWALD MTSHALI, Soweto (South African) poet
from the compelling book, ‘My Traitor’s Heart’ by Rian Malan (published by Vintage 1990)
“Let us build bridges rather than barriers, openness rather than walls.
Rather than borders, let us look at distant horizons together…
in the common spirit of the value and dignity of a shared personhood as citizens of planet earth.
We here in far-off New Zealand share the common bond of humanity:
the pain, the sadness, suffering and joy inherant in the human condition…
no matter where in the world you may live.”
– craig (after 911 and Asian tsunami Dec 2004)
“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds), let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility…
and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great.
Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”
The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’) are available at: :
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