united

Before might of Mother Nature, in disarray when her crust shakes, fashions herself though molten rocks, we need to yield and face chaos.

In unison with prayer flags flying at will between Lhasa & Katmandu, every arête of mythical Hymalayas, I have unleashed my humble ones.

A quake terrifies us all. 

Man may wage wars against his kind, inflict suffering to the world through various ways, including planet poisoning… But man remains powerless before anger from his homeworld – as that thin layer we call ground destroys his own making… 

I watched yesterday’s first reports via a French channel. My heart sank at the people directly affected by yesterday’s massive quake. However, I was also appalled to hear of their [French reporters’] focus on “the terrible loss of UNESCO buildings & fear of French nationals on the Hymalayan slopes.”  …As if they were more preoccupied by stones & privileged mountaineers in search of fame than the Nepalese folk dying under the rubble. 

Let us hope the media change their discourse & that humanity responds quickly enough in an effort to help everyone affected by such natural disaster.

Man has learnt resilience. 

I live in an island not so far from Iceland, where tectonic plates, rifts and volcanoes can be felt at my local level. I wonder how the world would react should it happen closer to us… 

 

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4 responses to “united

  1. Elle

    Such a terrible tragedy. my heart is with them.

  2. I assumed all countries got their knickers in a twist about their own nationals. Maybe the French are more egocentric than other nations. Certainly I am getting sick to the teeth about hearing the menaces proffered to Indonesia over the death sentence hanging over the Frenchman convicted (not ‘accused’ as the reporters keep saying) of drug trafficking. How often does France hand over its nationals who are accused of crimes in foreign countries? Never! It’s tough, but that’s the law in Indonesia. They also have the death sentence in much of the USA. Don’t hear much outcry about that over here.

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