At The New-York Historical Society in March 2002, during the run of the Missing exhibit, several letters and drawings were on display from children in South Africa, New Zealand, Tasmania and Hawaii addressed to the children of New York. I was particularly shaken and moved by the perception and creativity of children.
These poignant letters and drawings from children across the globe gave witness to the understanding and heart of children everywhere.
Unhesitating sympathy and wisdom as well as manifest goodwill emanated from these touching and searingly perceptive letters and drawings, undiminished by their long journeys over oceans and continents to be received by the children of New York.
Knowing no boundaries of nation, faith, or culture, children from all corners of the earth stood in solidarity with children of suffering in New York. Generosity, compassion, and almost unearthly understanding marked the wisdom of these missives. The power of their words and their drawings was unforgettable.