NaPoWriMo – Day 15

This is the first of my two catch up posts today and then hopefully I’ll be back on track!

I wrote this Haiku a few days ago, because I love this picture and because I love my coffee ๐Ÿ™‚ So you can often find me, cup in hand, staring off into the distant future, oblivious to the present, happy in my daydreams ๐Ÿ˜‰ But after the shocking incident at the Boston Marathon yesterday, the words took on a whole new meaning.

Those who lost their lives, those innocent people just out to fulfill an aspiration perhaps or justย to have a good run…who could foretell this would be their last day on the planet? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Their lives cruelly shortened by cowardice and evil (they seem to flourish in our modern day world don’t they?). My hearts goes out to them and their families ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Sometimes the present seems so senseless one wonders what horrors the future might hold. And sometimes I give Thanks for the not knowing coz how does one live with such knowledge and in the face of one’s own helplessness?

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6 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo – Day 15

  1. “Sometimes the present seems so senseless one wonders what horrors the future might hold. And sometimes I give Thanks for the not knowing coz how does one live with such knowledge and in the face of oneโ€™s own helplessness?”
    That is just the truth of things, isn’t it? When some awful person does some awful thing, it is too easy to lament the state of humanity, but I am reminded of this Ghandi quote:
    “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” I see lovely crystal ball futures because I see people like you in the world ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. That is a wonderful quote Heather and may I say the feeling is entirely mutual ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s just that these incidents shake one to the core and they seem to be on the rise…it’s hard to get through them…

      Our world just seems moving towards hatred and intolerance in general…makes one wonder what we’re doing wrong.

  2. Do you really think it’s getting worse, or now that we are part of it, the events just seem worse?
    Obviously availability of materials and knowledge means that a person (as opposed to a military) has access to do much greater damage, but historically there has been so.much.war. I feel like the world has calmed down a lot (I’m thinking specifically of the war-torn middle ages), and hope it continues to do so as the world becomes more educated…and hopefully rational as a result.
    I tend to think that a lot of intolerance of others and their ideas stems from lack of exposure to others…and their ideas. I think the internet is really helping break some of those barriers ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I agree that barriers are being broken every day which is heartening. But sometimes i think the Internet is also making dangerous stuff easily accessible to everyone, especially the youth who are so impressionable and don’t always have enough life experience to understand consequences. How to make a bomb – it Google it. SCARY.

      And Sometimes I blame the media that seems to hype the criminals (for whatever reasons) as opposed to the victims. I live in a part of the world that has witnessed violence on a regular basis and one sad thing about this that I see is how over time it desensitises us to the horrors, so that we grow accustomed to it, even come to expect it so that when something horrid happens after the initial reactions of shock and outrage it takes just a few days for things to go back to the way they were. Sometimes I think that’s resilience, at others I wonder if it isn’t apathy and cynicism taking over.

      But for me as I know for you – staying positive through it all is the only acceptable option!

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