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A Sikh temple has four doors, welcoming visitors from all directions.

America welcomes newcomers from all directions, and from across two great oceans.

Some of the Sikhs at the Oak Creek temple in Wisconsin were welcomed here from India, as their families sought opportunity and freedom.

America and India are in mourning, shocked — again — that violence and death stain a place of worship.

This is a time of lamentation, and a time for opening of hearts.

Life in 5 lines or less© ponders peace here every Saturday.