Thursday, February 24, 2011

G'Kar's "Declaration of Principles"

(from the Season 5 opener of "Babylon 5")

The universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice.

The language is not Narn, or Human, or Centauri, or Gaim or Minbari

It speaks in the language of hope

It speaks in the language of trust

It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion

It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul.


But always it is the same voice

It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us,

And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born

It is the small, still voice that says


We are one


No matter the blood

No matter the skin

No matter the world

No matter the star:


We are one


No matter the pain

No matter the darkness

No matter the loss

No matter the fear


We are one


Here, gathered together in common cause, we agree to recognize the singular truth and this singular rule:

That we must be kind to one another


Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us and each voice lost diminishes us.


We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future.


We are one.


1 comment:

Ayalew Talema said...

Perfect and ever lasting principles which can't be changed by time and space. Thanks for sharing.