|Irene and Ploutos, copy of 4th century B.C. statue, Antiksammlungen, Munich|
The image of Eirene holding a baby in her arms is reminiscent of another iconic image which is a central focus for many at this time of the year, that of Mary and the infant Jesus.
|Madonna and Child, Pompeo Batoni, Galeria Borghese, Rome|
The archetypal image of the mother and child represents the essential love of a parent for their offspring and the continuation of humankind. Our children are our future. They deserve to live in a society that values peace more than war, and a world that is free of violence, free of fear.
I leave you with this gorgeous image of a Rwandan mother and her newborn...
Photo of Rwandan mother and child by Rebecca Zachariah and Melinda Kerr