9/11: Kiss of Peace

September 11, 2001 affected people in so many different ways. Check out how one artist – Debbie Marie Arambula, The Heart Artist – was touched by that day, and how she used emotion and artistic passion to create the beautiful Kiss of Peace. In this video, she also shares her thoughts on creating peace daily in each of our  lives. Thanks Deb!

This post is part of a collective tribute for September 11th. Click here for more Care2 stories on 9/11.

For more on Debbie Marie Arambula, and to see her heartfelt works of art, visit http://www.theheartartist.com/.

41 comments

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

thanks

Ameer T.
Ameer T.4 years ago

True this was a devastating event. I won't implicate some particular group responsible for it either. But once let us take a moment to consider something that may be bigger and better than all of us. Americans and peoples from all nationalities died on that fateful day, so the grief should rightly be shared by the entire world and the loss should be considered global, not just American. But even if someone did not lose a friend or relative in the 9/11 attacks, we are all connected through the bond of humanity. And therefore there is where my appeal lies.

America started a war in 3 countries as a direct consequence of the 9/11 attacks. in ten years How many people do you think were bombed, attacked, arrested, shot, harrassed, murdered, raped, orphaned, widowed, threatened, robbed and killed? i dont think a true figure would ever be reached. but it would be safe to say they were in the millions.

They couldn't all be terrorists. thats common sense. But what they were and are, are our brethren humans. They feel pain as much as you, they love their families as much as you, they love liberty as much as you, they are in a sense just like you.

How many of them would need to continue to die as a consequence of war? how many children should continue to wait for their father or mother to come back, or widows for their spouses.

America has set a bad precedant when it was in power. Would you like some super power of the future to come bomb your house & family to oblivion?

Ameer T.
Ameer T.4 years ago

Sure Everyone is having fun now because the war is taking place elsewhere. some place far off from where the cries of children and widowed women, the shrieks of raped girls, the wimpers of kidnapped orphaned children to be sold as sex slaves in the meat markets of Europe and US and indeed the world dont reach your ears.

The bombs are raging on over some desert dwelling, barefoot, naked, illiterate, half civilised people. All the better if the war is far off and not near home. At least your family, loved ones & your children and pets are safe.

So who cares right? even if you lose a bit of sleep over it when you get down to thinking sometime, you are reminded that these muslims are a plague and a threat to everything good and civilised. If left unchecked they may bring the world back to the dark ages. they are barbaric and so they should be killed without remorse, without pity, without consequence. Or perhaps you may think that the world is over populated and this killing will set the clock back a bit.

But Powers have risen and fallen throughout history. America has risen now and seems it is set to fall already with the crises it has run itself into. Consider that another nation rises to power, maybe even muslims and they find similar reasons such as yours to come and bomb you back to oblivion and similarly be deaf, dumb and blind to the pleas and cries of your loved ones. Is that the future you want to see for your children? Coz thats the standard you have set.

Abbe A.
Azaima A.4 years ago

may peace prevail

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

thank you

Danuta W.
Danuta Watola4 years ago

thanks for the info.

Ellen Mccabe
ellen m.4 years ago

John Lennons "Imagine" says it all. Thanks

Sue W.
Past Member 4 years ago

Wonderful Debs! Such a remarkable and very thoughtful lady!

Thnk you.

Shell S.
Past Member 4 years ago

Beautiful painting and well put what she said. thanks for sharing. : ) Namaste

Siusaidh C.
Susan C.4 years ago

Without truth, we will have no peace. Without truth, this war has only just begun.

James Corbett: 9/11 - A Conspiracy Theory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuC_4mGTs98&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

The essentials of what we need to know in just under 5 minutes.