Our hearts go out to the killed women: May they rest in peace.
To the beloved ones of the murdered women. May their wounds be healed.
To the witnesses. May their understanding enhance.
To their communities and neighborhoods. May they become loving spaces.
To the children and teenagers, listening to the hilarious news, of all colors, nations, belief-systems. May they find true and mature guidance.
To the unborn, oh, into what a world will they be born! May they be welcomed in love and awe.

And oh, how much we wished they would be spared what they had to endure and we, the grandmothers and grandfathers have to testify to!
This is not, what we had lived for, when we were young.
How can we possibly die, with such a weight of grief or guilt or both and concern, weight and conscience of a moral failure so clear to even smallest children!

May we be of support, may we be the lighthouse, NOW, for reaching out, giving what is needed, a hand, a circle, more noble silence, not the toxic silence of looking away, more dignifying silence than ever, more respect and active care than ever, more solidarity, so that the Asian sisters among us may feel seen in their fright and may feel some safety again

in a future
Oh Kanzeon
in a future
of trust
and repair

March 18, 2021, Bonn

#StopAsianHate #SayTheirNames Here, at last, are the names of some of the victims. – Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33
– Xiaojie Tan, 49
– Daoyou Feng, 44
– Julie Park, in her 70s
– Hyeon Jeong Park, 50s
– Paul Andre Michels

(2 more not yet named)