Monday, October 03, 2005

A Moment of Silence

How fleeting life is.

They say that lightning never strikes the same place twice - more and more I'm finding out that this old adage is not true.

Hurricane Katrina , then Hurricane Rita.

Bali Bombing No. 1 and now, Bali Bombing No. 2.

I watched the footage on the news before going to sleep last night...
It made me feel sick.

Backpackers sitting innocently in a pub in Kuta, having a laugh while drinking cheap Balinese beer....
(That pub that looks scarily familiar... I think I walked past it many times when I visited Bali...)

Tourists and their families eating at Jimbaran beach, enjoying the beautiful sunset and the sounds of the waves crashing on the sands......

A sunset at Jimbaran beach

... and then suddenly, they become the sacrificial lambs to someone else's cause.


Why must this be the way of the world?

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1 comment:


    Penny For Your Thoughts

    I have three words of wisdom for you.

    ...Eat More Chocolate.

    Oh, of course, then lets work it out with a good game of paintball. (^_^)
    sneexe | Homepage | 10.04.05 - 2:48 am | #


    If only all the world leaders would latch on to that idea...

    Can you imagine?:
    Al Qaeda can't agree with America?
    Ok then - trial by paintball!
    And some chocolate for the loser later.
    J | Homepage | 10.04.05 - 2:58 pm | #


    Allah probably wouldn't approve.

    Pat | Homepage | 10.04.05 - 6:02 pm | #


    Erm,.. Insya-Allah...(?)

    At least it would be a less destructive method - that's good, right?
    J | Homepage | 10.04.05 - 6:23 pm | #


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