Tears of Silence (first edition)
With words and images, Vanier shares his experience in Calcutta, India. Our lives, he says, are fleeting moments in which are found the seeds of eternal peace, unity and love as well as the seeds of war, dissension and indifference. The thought-provoking question he raises is this: when will we realize the choice before each of us is to water and give light to one or the other of these two kinds of seeds? This book is dedicated to the people of the House of the Dying in Calcutta (now called Kolkata). It is dedicated, he writes, to the faces shown in the book – faces and people who represent you and me, and all those who are fearful, and all those who aspire to universal peace and solidarity.