Monday, July 31, 2006
WHAT A STRONG PICTURE!
I recently received a forwarded email from a friend that I just couldn't put it in trash like how I do to thousands of them. This one was special,painful and felt that it needed my attention,at least by spreading it out. I forwarded it to everyone in my mailing list.
Even after doing that, I am still not getting enough sleep. Believing that similar situations are still common even today makes me even more restless. These things are happening in this same world where "some people" wants me and you to believe that they so love the world that.... you could live in peace democracy,happiness,free of hunger,racism and all that.
The picture was taken in Sudan in 1994 by Kevin Carter. The Darfur situation of today is worse,we all know that. The likes of Kevin Carter's pictures are more common than ever,millions of them. The entire world is full of similar scenes.Yet someone wants to fool you and I.
Kevin Carter committed suicide afterwards ,he couldn't bear the pain,(RIP). This was found in his diary ,
Dear God, I promise I will never waste my food no matter how bad it can taste and how full I may be. I pray that He will protect this little boy, guide and deliver him away from his misery. I pray that we will be more sensitive towards the world around us and not be blinded by our own selfish nature and interests. I hope this picture will always serve as a reminder to us that how fortunate we are and that we must never ever take things for granted.