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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Love conquers hate

'The Rose' is a favourite of mine. I first heard it at a convention in high school performed by girls from our neigbouring School for the Deaf. This was before I'd even heard of Bette Miller, or for that matter, Janis Joplin. But the song (while some may think it sappy), has an important message, and it was used a few years ago during this concert to inspire those who were gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered who may have felt that life had become a burden worth ending. But tonight I'm listening to it in a different light, in terms of how love really can conquer the hate and terror (and really, hate and intolerance are at the very root of terrorism, too), and how each of us can foster love with our actions. So here you go:

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