“We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph.” — Elie Wiesel

Something to always keep in mind. When we see people, any people, as abstractions – as somehow less deserving as a group of our compassion, of our respect – and not as individual humans, we not only make it possible to justify atrocities, or even to commit atrocities, we also lose a piece of our own humanity.

Omnia vincit amor.

 

Photo of the Rio Grande near Taos – July, 2016

 

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