No Black Ribbons.
Black ribbons are to commemorate the Dead...And what if someone never dies, what colors would one use ? I went through my collection of Iraqi Art - the breath of life, the pulse that still beats, and tells us that we are still alive and I chose Green. Evergreen, an everlasting Green...The color of Life, Hope, clarity of Vision, Fortitude, immense, subhuman Courage ...the color of the Heart... in the Arab - Muslim tradition... And Green is what I offer You - tonight, today...and everyday... As Green as the Southern fields carrying the fruits of dedicated labor, As Green as the Northern mountains, in Spring, As Green as the grass that prostrates at Dawn. As Green as a Palm tree that never bends... What better color than Green, to humbly offer You, tonight, today and everyday... Green the color of an Eternal Spring, the color of Hope...The color of Life. Some die by accident, some from disease, some from old age and some die of Love... Others call it - a cause, a vision, a commitment, a