Reblogged from willowdot21:
They passed the wishes tree every day on their way to school. It was a sight of wonder every colour under the sun.
Beautiful rainbow hues that touched the eyes and the soul in equal parts. As children they had no idea what the rags and colours were for, assuming that they were wishes,hopes and dreams.
When they grew they learned the true meaning of the ribbons. Sadly they began to understand what the tree represented.
Each ribbon was a soul who had been “Disappeared” Father’s, brothers, husbands,sisters, mothers and daughters. Gone, either buried in a mass grave or languishing in a jail forgotten by their captors.
The ribbons showed that they were not forgotten by their loved ones and familes.
As the children grew into adults they lost friends and family to the evil forces that ran their country. So they either tied a ribbon to the tree or worse their lives were represented there by their favourite colour.
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