Tuesday, 7 April 2009
The Big Picture
In the wake of the latest earthquake tragedy to hit Italy (and it's a problem that is not going away) I thought I would post two of the most moving pictures of man's fragility in the face of nature that I know.
They are not new, but they endure as a symbol of man's quiet and lonely suffering. For me, they act as a reminder of our need for humility and our need to love one another in the global context of an increasingly unstable world and fragile planet.
Easter, a time of death and rebirth. Let us learn from all our mistakes. Let us act now to secure the future of our civilisation and this planet for as long as is humanly possible.
Whatever your religious or secular standpoint, this is our moment to change our ways, to take responsibility, before we lose everything that is beautiful and sacred to humankind.
Life is fragile enough, without our collective stupidity.