Friday, July 15, 2016
today + je suis
today: friday. this doorstep to the weekend.
today: this horrible news from France.
today: reading the newslines several times until actually understanding what had happened. the brutality of it.
today: thinking of that summer when we were there, in Nizza. thinking about this world.
today: work and mails. the safety zone of normality.
today: stopping on the way, to go for a walk, at the river that accompanied me since I was a child
today: taking a photo there, for skywatch friday
today: the beauty of the world, and the cruelty of it.
today: je suis paris orlando bruxelles istanbul nice baghdad bangladesh.
today: how to end the hatred and pain?
and an afterthought: The speed of bad news this day is just overwhelming. It feels like there is no time to really process what is happening, like the world and its news is overtaking it self, and a lot of the “news” is basically speculation, as no one really knows backgrounds so quickly. Yet mostly: such sad days. So many victims. And more tragic news: there was a sunk refugee ship, and they now brought the bodies to the shore, to bury them. It was 700 people. It’s both beyond our normal imagination. And at the same time, it is our world these days. I think I will take a bit of a news pause at the weekend, just checking in briefly in the morning and in the evening.