Thoughts far away

It’s a beautiful sunlit Sunday here in Wellington, and I should be out enjoying it. I find however after catastrophes of the sort that took place on Friday in Japan that I spend far too much time online and watching youtube videos that show, intensely and graphically, How Very Small We All Are. Tsunami waves rushing through towns, whirlpools, exploding nuclear plants… There is nothing one can properly say about all this without sounding trite. Only that my thoughts are very much with those affected.

Meanwhile, my old stomping grounds of the middle east continue to endure a shake-up of a different kind. I’ve refrained from commenting on politics on this blog, partly because the events taking place in Christchurch were closer to home and partly because politics is a minefield I generally avoid. But the sheer universality of the demonstrations that have taken place in Tunesia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Iran and other locations demand a response.

So, here’s my two cents for what it’s worth. I hope to see unity in freedom achieved by all countries in the world, in my lifetime. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

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2 Responses to Thoughts far away

  1. Bahiyyih says:

    The synchronicity of tsunamis on one side of the world and social earthquakes on the other does rather invite apocalyptic speculation. You can see why the ancients envisaged gods in thunderstorms. Will we finally be able to make sense of the laws underlying good governance one day, do you think, and blame ourselves instead of the stars?

    • MaryV says:

      One can only hope… Actually, I hope that good governance will actually be the object of the exercise some day, instead of governance for the benefit of the few, or governance for the benefit of one.

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