A tribute

To our fallen colleagues who gave their lives upholding the ideals of the United Nations, protecting vulnerable civilians and working to restore their dignity and livelihoods at the wake of adversity, I am posting a beautiful song. May their souls rest in peace. They – like those who were killed before them, from Dag Hammarskjold, to Sergio Vieira de Mello, Guido Galli and the many colleagues the organization has lost while still in their prime – will never be forgotten.

Angel by Sarah McLachlan

Spend all your time waiting for that second chance
For the break that will make it ok
There’s always some reason to feel “not good enough?
And it’s hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction, oh beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins
They may be empty and weightless, and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the Angel, fly away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of the Angel; may you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight line, and everywhere you turn
There’s vultures and thieves at your back
The storm keeps on twisting, you keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack
It don’t make no difference, escaping one last time
It’s easier to believe
In this sweet madness, oh this glorious sadness
That brings me to my knees

In the arms of the Angel, far away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
In the arms of the Angel; may you find some comfort here

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