|The above photo was taken in Sarajevo in 1941, showing a Muslim woman walking with her Jewish neighbor and covering her yellow star with her veil.|
In light of the tragic events in Sydney, it's worth remembering the adage.
This reflection doesn't mask the horror of the events, but it does acknowledge the basic compassion that dwells in the hearts of average Australians.
I'm referring of course, to #illridewith you.
This phenomenon - spontaneous - not organised, indicates that rationality and compassion always trumps fear and xenophobia.
Something similar happened in Sarajevo in 1941 - see photo.