So Strong; yet so calm: Mary's Choice.

Saturday, May 10, 2014





"If instead of E = mc2 accept that energy to heal the world 

be obtained through love multiplied by the speed of light


come to the conclusion that love is the most powerful force


because there limits. 

After the failure of humanity in the use and control of the

 other forces of the universe


have turned against us,
it is imperative that we nurture another kind of energy. 

we want our species to survive,
we are to find meaning in life,
we want to save the world 




the only and the last answer."

Hepburn toured Central America in February 1989, and met with leaders in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. In April, she visited Sudan with Wolders as part of a mission called "Operation Lifeline". Because of civil war, food from aid agencies had been cut off. The mission was to ferry food to southern Sudan. Hepburn said,

"I saw but one glaring truth: 
These are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies 
which there is only one man-made solution
 – peace." 

In October, Hepburn and Wolders went to Bangladesh.John Isaac, a UN photographer, said, "Often the kids would have flies all over them, but she would just go hug them. I had never seen that. Other people had a certain amount of hesitation, but she would just grab them. Children would just come up to hold her hand, touch her – she was like the Pied Piper."

In October 1990, Hepburn went to Vietnam in an effort to collaborate with the government for national UNICEF-supported immunisation and clean water programmes.  
In September 1992, four months before she died, Hepburn went to Somalia
Calling it 
she said,
"I walked into a nightmare. I have seen famine in Ethiopia and Bangladesh, but I have seen nothing like this – so much worse than I could possibly have imagined. I wasn't prepared for this." "The earth is red – an extraordinary sight – that deep terracotta red. And you see the villages, displacement camps and compounds, and the earth is all rippled around these places like an ocean bed and I was told these were the graves. There are graves everywhere. Along the road, wherever there is a road, around the paths that you take, along the riverbeds, near every camp – there are graves everywhere."

Though scarred by what she had seen,
 Hepburn still had hope. 
"Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicisation of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanisation of politics." "Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist. I have seen the miracle of water which UNICEF has helped to make a reality. Where for centuries young girls and women had to walk for miles to get water, now they have clean drinking water near their homes. Water is life, and clean water now means health for the children of this village." "People in these places don't know Audrey Hepburn, but they recognise the name UNICEF. When they see UNICEF their faces light up, because they know that something is happening. In the Sudan, for example, they call a water pump UNICEF."

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