I wish ours was a world where:
Where one death does, indeed, diminish us all rather than get us to tune in next week, or to the 6 o'clock news, to witness yet another.
Where class hatred is understood to be born out of ignorance and fear, and for us to possess the courage to act upon that understanding.
Where politicians will not promise to build bridges even where there are no rivers, or to change the course of rivers in justifying the building of new bridges.
Where 'religion' isn't used as an excuse to judge and classify; to maim and kill.
Where we spend more time seeking to understand the questions, rather than boasting of knowing the answers.
Where we take individual responsibility for our actions, successes and failures.
Where tolerance means more than what an engineer says should be the space between two pieces of metal; indeed, closing the space between ourselves.
Where communication among human beings is not simply a road to an end, but a highway toward new beginnings.
Happy holidays to one and all.