June 8, 1972

On June 8, 1972 there was a photograph taken of a little girl running down a road that  I've always thought ended a war. It could be that simple.  It was not a clean ending. This and that went on here and there for a short while but it was over.  It was done.  From that moment the momentum that had been necessary to continue to wage that war was brought to a stop.  There was no more.

I am humbled by the power of this simple photograph.  I am grateful to Nicky Ut for giving us the image. And I am grateful for Nicky Ut for saving the little girl's life. By this act the image becomes bearable on this extraordinarily beautiful summer day.  Peace.