"Ultimately our aim should be to create a world free from the displaced, the homeless and the hopeless, a world of which each and every corner is a true sanctuary where the inhabitants will have the freedom and the capacity to live in peace. Every thought, every word, and every action that adds to the positive and the wholesome is a contribution to peace. Each and every one of us is capable of making such a contribution. Let us join hands to try to create a peaceful world where we can sleep in security and wake in happiness."
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech in Oslo, 21-years after being awarded this in 1991
so excited. “#TheyCallItMyanmar” #Myanmar #Burma #AungSanSuuKyi (Taken with instagram)
not only should we wish our fathers a happy fathers day, we should also wish a happy 71st birthday to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
if you don’t know who she is, please google her name and get informed.
Vital Voices: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Honoree Acceptance Remakrs
melt my heart to butter, and bring tears to my eyes. this woman. i say it all the time, but i truly cannot even begin to describe the deep and immense love that dwells within the depths of my heart and soul for this truly remarkable/incredible/upstanding human being.
i long for the freedom and democracy of her and the Burmese people. their struggle is my struggle. i stand with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma.
i’m in love…
[for those of you who know me, this should not come as a surprise.]
…with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, or Mother, or The Lady.
what an incredibly brilliant woman.
and in the most recent issue of TIME, she looks simply ravishing.
“Behind the Cover Photo: Evading Police, Capturing a Spirit”
“This is an image for freedom, an image for humanity. This is someone who’s changing the world and has made a huge sacrifice to do it. And she has something; she has a spirit; she has a quality that can inspire people to be better, to make a difference. It’s something that’s more than a person of power. I’m photographing something that is changing the world for the better.” [Platon, portrait photographer]
I stand with the people of Myanmar/Burma in their plight for peace, especially this holiday season.
translation: “WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)”
Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, right, walks with her son Kim Aris as they visit Myanmar’s fame Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
this makes my heart smile.
photos from Aung San Suu Kyi’s first address/speech to the people in over seven years.
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