Wednesday, May 12, 2010

So many irons in the fire...

and all of them gnawing at my innards!

Watching BP deny that no matter who they hired to set their rig up, it's their lease that's ruining the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico...

Watching more and more come out about the "Magdalene Laundries" and their victims, along with the other abuses of "organized religion" that rate higher in the news; those who abuse alter boys; those who hire rent-boys...

Watching those who would like to re-write our history try and alter our textbooks to censor the things they'd rather not know...

For days these have all spun and whirled in my mind; half-mentally-written blog posts flood my thoughts. Today I found a link that reminds me that even in the darkest of moments we have to cling to hope...


I wish I could embed that so you got the first photo instead of just a link! It's an NPR story about the art that was created by the American citizens we locked in detention camps at the beginning of World War 2.

Were I still working, I'd have heard that story on my radio as I was an "NPRaholic". Today it turned up in a Twitter link from a Japanese writer I've been following as I catch up on Minimata disease and other news from beyond our borders. I'm thinking of trying to write about Minimata as I stumbled into it through photography and what happened to one of those I idolized as he covered it.

Thunder is shaking the house now and my weather alert radio is going off; I should shut this down now so I don't take a chance on a lightning strike!

May the week be kind to each of you!

alan

3 comments:

Hawaiianmark said...

Stay dry - and light'n strike free!

Anji said...

Hope you got through the storm okay. What an incredible exhibition. I'm always amazed by how people re-act when something life changing happens. We never know until it happens to us.

I just looked up Minimata disease. In Alice in Wonderland the mad hatter is mad because they used to use mercury in the making of hats.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Hatter scroll down to 'Mad as a hatter')

Your post has given me plenty to think about .

陳OsvaldoMalick said...

教育無他,愛與榜樣而已...............................................................