The cellist’s son
Wednesday September 12th 2012, 10:43 pm
Filed under: History

Learning to play an instrument across one’s childhood teaches discipline and perseverance, the practice of patience towards what will at long last come.

From Karen Bentley Pollick, this: the mother of Ambassador Chris Stevens played in the Marin symphony and he was part of the local classical music world, growing up.

From my friend Diana I grew up with: she served with Ambassador Stevens in Damascus and knew him very well. He was a great man and a dear friend.

Thank you, Dana Millbank at the Washington Post. Thank you John McCain for your tribute.

Thank you to these people of Libya for this.

It was a day for reading all I could, wishing that all the grieving loved ones might know that we grieve their loss along with them, and then I sat down with my silk project and created long rows of stitches to bring a little more peace into someone else’s world. To look forward to that. The day demanded it.

May the memory of Ambassador Stevens and the good people that were with him spur us on to make the world–right here in front of us and the whole of it as well, a better, not worse place. They deserve that. They gave their lives for that.

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A lovely tribute … I am beyond sad about what happened in Libya.

Comment by Debbi 09.13.12 @ 3:34 am

Words can’t express my sadness over what happened.

Comment by Jody 09.13.12 @ 5:31 am

so sad, so sad and the more we learn the sadder —

Comment by Bev 09.13.12 @ 7:57 am

Superbly written, deeply felt. I knit along with you and pray for peace as well.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 09.13.12 @ 9:58 am

All of the above, and this: Some day ALL humans will learn that murder and thievery are not the best way to solve problems; that despite the variety of religions, they should all be respected. Some day.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.13.12 @ 12:02 pm


Comment by Channon 09.13.12 @ 12:28 pm

So mote it be.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 09.13.12 @ 1:45 pm

Very sad for our nation, for Libya, for the world. Thank you for continuing to bring your voice of peace into the conversation.

Comment by twinsetellen 09.13.12 @ 6:33 pm

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