Couple of weeks ago my blogging friend, Anyes@FAR AWAY IN THE SUNSHINE posted “february post for peace – help“ – a beautiful post with stunning photos of roses and a summer meadow with a beautiful quote. In my comment I wrote that I would have used ugliness and shock if I would promote peace. Because it works on me personal every time.
We had a little chat, very friendly chat – and she challenged me to do my post about peace. I had already done a massive post about war and my longing of peace in Iraq and Afganistan ; “is there no better way” – but we don’t have to go that far to look for a war and ask for peace.
On my street we have a war – where gangs threaten shop owners to pay for not getting their shops vandalized. This is in a little beautiful town in Sweden, 39.000 people lives here in Landskrona.
Opposite my apartment do we have a little connivances store owned by a lovely Chinese couple and their young daughter helps out there too. Their shop has been attacked so many times that they now only open the door for people they know. That’s not good for business. Instead of glass windows they have put metal plates.
About 4 weeks ago in an early evening I heard some terrible banging when I was sitting at my PC in the study – when I looked out the window – 3 men was attacking the shop with a metal bar. I phoned the police straight away … and they were there after 20 min. What I understood was there customers in the shop too when the attack started and the Chinese lady she turned out the light in the shop of fear. The men had disappeared when the police arrived.
Two days later it was on the local TV news and they were interviewing the shop owners that wanted to be anonyms about what is going on all around Landskrona.
At the corner do we have a beautiful dentist surgery and clinic – they have been under attack for over a year now – so soon they have repaired their entrance – max 2 days later it’s all smashed again. Now they have also got attacked on their clinic windows. Their surgery has been looking all smashed up now for over a month – and they have covered up the damage windows with wood and now somebody have thrown in something burning between the broken window glass and the wooden board.
This is Sweden, a very long beautiful country with only 9,5 million people, the world call us Club Sweden, an exclusive country club … but both our Prime Minister, Olof Palme and Foreign minister, Anna Lindh were cold blooded murdered while they were getting on with their private lives.
So we need peace for own streets first of all …
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“Over The Rainbow”, music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Yip Harburg, the most famous song from the movie “ The Wizard of Oz” in 1939 and specially writen for Judy Garland, the song became her signature song. This track with “Israel Kamakawiwoʻole” was released in 1993.
Photos provided by and thanks to; Olof Palme – daypress.gr & Anna Lindh – cosmo.gr