Peaceful Demonstration, Federation Square
I saw this scene on the way home from book group last night. A candlelit vigil demonstrating against the genocide of the Shia Muslims in Pakistan. Men, women, children sitting quietly by candlelight, holding up signs, bothering nobody. A couple of people were out the front talking to passersby about what was going on in Pakistan.
A workmate of mine, originally from Pakistan once told,"I come from a place where they take out people of my religion and nobody gives a damn. It happens every day."
How very, very fortunate that I don't come from such a place - where some human life has no value. Where people are persecuted for their race of beliefs.
I can't remember the last time I felt so fortunate.