|Unity: It's Everyone's Dream||Close Window|
essay was my first piece of writing to win an award. Guess what --
I was 11 years old!)
Everybody wants peace. Some people think we don't, and never will, have peace.
Living overseas, I can tell you that we do have unity and harmony, right here in Naples, Italy.
To be exact, in Parco D'Antona.
Unity is harmony, which can be expressed using the orchestra. In the orchestra, you have many instruments, which are put together in families. You can, for example, take one violin and put it together with one flute. They harmonize, and sound lovely. If you took the entire string and woodwind families, it would sound even better. If you put all the four families together, (strings, brass, woodwind, and percussion) it would sound even more exquisite. That's the way it is with harmony - the more, the merrier!
If you thought of that as in people, you would not be putting together instruments, but instead races, cultures, nationalities, and heritage.
They would still be distinct, but, all in all, a great picture!
If everyone had the ability to look past the color of someone's skin, their heritage and culture, the language they speak, and their nationality, they could discover that everyone is actually, a good friend to have, in some way or another. If this dream came true, the world would be a better, safer place.
Without even the unity and harmony we have now, the world would be a big, fighting, terrible mess, much worse than it is today. What you have to remember is, unity is not an impossible fantasy. It is in existence today, otherwise we would not have the word. What we need to do is expand this love and understanding that many cultures, nationalities, and races already have for one another. We could make it worldwide, between all cultures and races. Remember this: It was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's dream. It is your dream. It is everybody's dream. There is hope.