Maybe the questions explain my ignorance, my privileged, peaceful life, my foggy vision, or maybe, just maybe, the answer for someone like me and for George Rodrigue is art.
In September 2003, on the second anniversary of 9/11, George Rodrigue teamed up with the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF). He printed an original silkscreen image, Honesty, which he created from paintings of peace by children from one hundred countries.
He sold these silkscreen prints and raised $350,000 --- enough money to send the children and their art teachers and a parent to Washington D.C. for a week-long art workshop on the National Mall. There, George painted with these one hundred children, as well as another fifty (one from each of the United States) to create a pyramid for peace, a project he designed as an artistic symbol, and one that tours America today with that message. Even though we speak different languages, and we worship in different ways, and we adhere to different laws and customs, we still all want peace. In art, we all speak the same language.