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A Rocker Got it Right

09/17/2010

As a child of the Cold War, I just assumed I would die in a nuclear war. When I first heard the song by rocker Sting, called “Do the Russians Love Their Children Too?”, I was caught a little off-balance by the question.

Yesterday, I watched an older lady stop a young mother to admire her baby. I saw a man photographing his wife and then she photographing him before a stranger asked if he could use their camera to take a photo of them together. I missed my wife as I watched couples walk down the street holding hands.

Yes, Sting’s rhetorical question is important. The Russians do love their children, just as much as Americans or Chinese or everybody else. It is easy to forget that people are more alike than different . . . Thank God!

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