16 days

I remember having once read the claim that after VJ-day
(surrender of Japan in 1945), the entire world was at peace for 16 days.

16 days of world peace.

"World peace" is nowadays a distant, seemingly unrealistic ideal.
It's not something people would usually consider feasible any time soon. 

Yet maybe we already had it, once, for a few days.
Maybe it's not that unrealistic after all.



1 comment:

  1. Mohandas K. Gandhi

    " What does it matter to the dead, the orphans,
    and the homeless whether the mad destruction
    is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?"

    “Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.”