Today as Tales of a curious mind we dedicate the life series to our Rwandan friends that hold in memory their families and friends that were affected by the 1994 genocide.
Twenty three year later yet daily the fear of such brutality still haunts fresh in our minds. The genocide was not an attack on Rwanda but one on humanity leaving an estimate of 800,000 people dead.
Such an atrocity is expected to break a nation and kill any hope for the future. Today we celebrate victory, we celebrate Rwanda for progressing even with such scars in history.
The beauty in Rwanda is enviable. From the beautiful people to the stainless Parks and roads -something Uganda has a lot to pick
As I watched the survivors narrate their experiences, I realised the movies lied. They only showed us the physical pain but never the weight that the survivors carried in their hearts.
Earlier this year I lost someone I loved deeply and I almost lost it, I couldn’t imagine losing an entire family, clan or neighborhood especially to massacre. I celebrate such strength, to move on even when it appears like there is no road. I think this is what they mean by strength perfected in weakness. For if I didn’t know weakness how could I have ever found strength.
Rwanda has showed to the world that greatness is not something that can be killed. That even when you fall if you are great within somehow you will rise. Somehow you will wax great. The genocide that was meant to make us fear has become a symbol of victory. It was the worst but somehow they prevailed. The story our children will be told is one of a nation that rose up against all hope.