Start all over again


While most people in the country’s capital and elsewhere were busy counting down the year and enjoying the fireworks displays Sunday night, there were many down south unable to go home because of the flood. And then there were the bombings in Bangkok, and transport disasters in Indonesia.

Even before that, there was the sudden execution of the former Iraqi leader at dawn on Saturday, the day of Eid in the Middle East and the west. There will always be two sides of the story and there will be people rejoicing at his demise, as well as furious at the cavalier way the so-called authorities went about the ruling, others naming him a martyr. The timing sucked, IMHO. Even if he was a tyrant to his own people, or not.

In retrospect, I guess all the not-so-good things sort of bugged me that I couldn’t fully enjoy myself that night. Or maybe I just think too much, as usual.

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I care too bloody much now, and you’re partly to blame.


One thought on “Start all over again

  1. Tomas says:

    Thank you. Your insights have helped me to comprehend what have bothered me about the enjoying the fireworks. Your post recalled once more the words of Martin Luther King “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

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