Two people did this.
It a vivid reminder of the power of two single individuals. That it takes so few people to destroy so much. It's easy to destroy. I can rip apart a piece of paper in a second, but I cannot ever make it whole again. Those two men ripped apart lives, and nothing any person can do can bring them back.
Two people did this. Just two.
But the question isn't "how much can two people do?" Not really. We know how much two people can do to destroy and hurt and terrorize. We have seen it, not just now, in this instance, but time and again. We know how much two people can do to destroy.
The real question is: how much can one person do?
One person can spread joy. One person can inspire. One person can light up the whole world. Bombs burn quickly and then are nothing but dust and ash. But joy and love and faith and hope can light up the whole world with just a spark.
Two people can pull a curtain of darkness over the entire nation. The entire world.
But one person can bring light. And it only takes a flicker, a flash, a gleam--and darkness is destroyed.
It is not a question how much hate two people can bring to the world. It is only a question of how much love one person can.
How much you can.
Be the light. Be the hope. Kill the darkness.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cross-posted from my tumblr.