Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Most of December, This Was on My Mind - Steve McCurry Expresses It Best


I just don't know what to think anymore.  The news from Paris this morning is awful.


And the feelings are overwhelming.


After the many heart-rending events of 2014


I've been at such a loss.


As a world, we seem bent on hate and destruction.


I posted recently on my personal Facebook page, that if we allow ourselves to be intimidated into


silence, by either terrorists or the other "Powers That Be"


we are surrendering our Human Rights, giving up the fight before it might even have begun.


I asked, while we have the means, shouldn't we speak up?  If not for ourselves, then for others?


Where is Mercy, where is Compassion, where is Reason?  And I address that to players on all sides of the violent global equation that we are locked into these days.

And what do I do with my life?  Console myself with my garden and my pretty pictures and hope it all passes?  I just have the feeling that things are going to get much worse before they get better.  Can things yet change again for the good in my lifetime?

Not so sure.  We are all Charlie.

Steve McCurry Retrospective
Villa Reale di Monza
Monza, Italy
October 30, 2014 – April 6, 2015
Finding the Sublime
CT Gallery
112, rue Saint-François
74120 Megève
France
December 16, 2014 – February 8, 2015




3 comments:

  1. Je me pose aussi ces questions.... ce soir, beaucoup de gens se sont rassemblés dans les villes de France pour soutenir la liberté et rendre hommage aux victimes.

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  2. I have also noticed a lack of "mercy, compassion, and reason." I keep coming back to wondering what I can do, and the best I've yet been able to come up with is that perhaps many small acts of kindness and "good" can spread, and with others can add up to a sum greater than it's parts to counter this senselessness and violence.

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