Let me tell you a story. I went to visit my parents in Beer Sheva today. It takes about an hour to drive there. I got there at 12:45 pm. Said hi, kissed my parents and went to look what's cooking in my mom's pots.
Suddenly a siren started wailing. This has only one meaning for it these days for a million people in Israel. A missile is doing its way from Gaza in your direction. And you have to act fast.

My elderly parents already know the drill. They somehow dragged themselves to what we call a 'protected space', an inside room with heavy walls. 30 seconds passed. Then the dog started barking. We forgot him outside in the garden. My mom started for the door. "What are you doing?" I asked. "Going to bring Coco" she said. "Forget it" I said.

We listened together, trying to hear the fall. We couldn't. They said in the radio later that the missile fell in an open space.

Then we had 3 hours of quiet. There's a daily ceasefire between 1 and 4 pm when humanitarian aid is being delivered to Gaza.

This was my experience today, and I hold no grudge. I am not even trying to compare it to the living hell experienced by innocent civilians in Gaza. I can't even start to imagine what does it feel over there. And I don't wish any of you to ever know.

This is all so futile. My heart cries for all the people in Gaza strip that are suffering more than 2 weeks now death injury, pain, loss of relatives, friends and property and trauma that will never heal.

Today, I was convinced more than ever that we have no other way, but the peace way. We have to somehow reach for one another, heal each other wounds, gain a little trust and start a dialogue.

There is just no other way!

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Comment by María Ángeles on January 19, 2009 at 10:06pm
Thank you David for sharing your experience with us. Nothing it´s so easy that feel Peace in oru hearts and sendin it to all the world. I send all my Love to Gaza and all your country. We all have the same right to live in this beutiful world.
Peace and Light.
María Ángeles.
Comment by Agneta Martin on January 18, 2009 at 11:50am
Thank you so much for your message. I live in Sweden and I can not understand how this can happen. I just feel in my heart that there is another way and I can only send you all my love and hope for a better way, a way of love and peace.
I felt so happy listening to the beatiful music, thank you
God bless you
Agneta
Comment by Alain on January 18, 2009 at 12:58am
« we have no other way, but the peace way »
Thank you!
Comment by Beatrice LATEUR LACROIX on January 18, 2009 at 12:09am

Together, we can stand Peace on earth and in the Universe since now to Eternity. Peace and Love
Comment by ♥ Sara ♥ Raleiah ♥ on January 17, 2009 at 10:47pm
I totally agree with you, dear David.

The only thing left is to finally manifest Peace...

And in order to manifest Peace, you have to become that Peace...

No more suffering then...
No more hate...
No more war...

Only by Becoming Peace you can make the difference:

First CHOOSE to become Peace...

Than BE Peace in every cell of your body...

And Peace will be MANIFESTED by YOU...
and YOU...
and YOU...
and YOU...
and each of US!

Read the blog http://www.ipeace.me/profiles/blogs/yes-you-can-choose-peace-right

BE PEACE...

That's the only way left!

Love, Light & Peace

Sara
Comment by Daniel and Brenda Moore on January 16, 2009 at 11:08pm
Excellent, very moving, especially if you are interested in peace...
Comment by Donald Anderson on January 16, 2009 at 12:12am
Perhaps the troubles we are experience will hasten the better future and drive a stronger resolve for peace and global unity of the global family.
Comment by Jalal on January 15, 2009 at 5:47pm
hi
i'm from gaza
i cannt talk coz my generator is almost out of feul ,,
but i can tell u a snapshoots from gaza
wake up on a smell like hell it's mixed from a phosphore and blood of my naghbours
they attaked them "by mistake" .. they lost 2 members from the family and the outhers suffers from the chemichal burninngs
i hope the kids can survive

i hope i can live to tell stories
sorry
i got to go now
Comment by Ana on January 15, 2009 at 4:13pm
You tell the Scene so alive, that I almost felt your own feelings, the despair, the bark of the poor dog "Coco", saw your parents; I felt your mother more than your father. ( Do not know why) and I could feel within my heart what people are suffering there. We will continue praying for all those insane people that create war and ally themselves with the darkest parts of themselves.
Know that my heart and mind are in your Home, with your people.
Big hug,
Ana
Comment by Garry Driehuizen on January 15, 2009 at 3:37pm

From the bottom of my heart, peace peace, peace, please!. Let them talk, talk, and talk again. There must be a solution with love in their hearts!. Namaste Garry

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