A prayer for the dead: Myanmar and China

15/05/2008

Isn't it odd to think that in the past week approx. 75,000 people died as a result of natural forces?
That in one fell swoop so many souls left the organised chaos known as earth? Heart-rending: the many children.

My thoughts are with them.

3 messages:

luscious said...

I find it even more astounding that the general public in Belgium has paid more attention to the sudden death of football player Francois Sterchele who died in a car accident (presumably due to the speed with which he was driving) than to the disaster in Myanmar. is it the fact that the former is closer to home? I don't know, but I don't really get it...

deboo said...

My feelings about this are boggling. You bring up an interesting thought - when so many souls leave this earth all at once, does the infinity of the universe feel this turning as a breeze or as a strong wind?

Our paths are many to turn the wheel once again.

Lula de Montes said...

@Luscious: 8,000 euros collected so far, for Myanmar. That has to be an all-time low. And I second you on the Sterchele coverage. But you know how it is: the young and the restless die, and the world grieves over the destruction of youth fully blown.

@deboo: the number is so huge. I think, even more, than the tsunami. And yet, as the world turns, we all go about our business, carelessly fortunate in our existence.

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