Reader Wil (see my side bar) sent me a lovely e mail today and I asked her permission (which she gladly gave) to put it on the my blog for today. I think it is very heartening - do hope you agree.
Yesterday 40,000 Norwegians sang this song outside the courthouse where Anders Brevik is being tried. They sang it as a protest as they know Brevik hates this Pete Seeger song - thinking it brain-washes children.
A heaven full of stars,
Blue seas as far as you can see,
A world where flowers grow -
Can you ask for anything more?
We shall live together
Every sister and every brother -
Small children of the rainbow
And a blossoming world.
All that tragic loss of life among young people. And a timely day to remember such tragedy as today HM the Queen has opened the new school which has been built at Aberfan, where in the 1960's well over 100 children were killed when a slag heap slid down the mountain side and engulfed their school.