Seven billion hearts

Seven billion hearts

For one brief moment let us suspend our opinions, take off the masks of our race, faith, politics, philosophy, culture, color, age, and gender. For just this moment let us set aside our grievances, put down our pride, our flags, and our guns. Let us unclench our fists and unfurrow our brows. Let us retract the pointed finger of blame and cease to entertain notions of "us and them." Temporarily, let us place on pause our ambitious pursuit of profit and gain.

And for one fleeting instant in time—right now—let us simply stand together and hear the pulse of our shared humanity, the sound of seven billion hearts beating in unison.