Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sarajevo Rose

During the war, the streets and sidewalks of Sarajevo were pounded with shells. Many of them killed people. All of them contributed to a climate of terror.

In silent witness to the violence, Sarajevans began filling the holes with red resin. They named them "Sarajevo Roses."

Today, some of the streets and sidewalks have been repaired. Even where they haven't, most of the resin has worn away. It's a lot harder to spot a Sarajevo rose now than it was nine years ago.

But on April 6, Sarajevo Day, someone quietly reminded us all of that not-so-distant past.

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