In Holland, my husband sticks out far more than I do in Australia. It provokes rather intense feelings of how home can change, and change a person.
In Holland, a concerted effort is being made to compensate for the horrors and the displacement many suffered in the Holocaust. We could certainly take a lesson.
Over in Holland, the idea of what a community can be is beyond the stage of debate. Thanks to a pioneering few, an alternate future is clear to see.
Holland’s banding together to deny Geert Wilders prime ministership in the Dutch election yesterday is a bold example of what can be achieved elsewhere.
The violence of today, has its roots in the past. As the bloodied pages of history has taught, the carrot is needed alongside the stick to create change.