Saturday, December 20, 2014

Devastating massacre

A young boy carries a large teddy bear to the memorial for the eight children of a Cairns massacre

He claims it was her behaviour, along with a bizarre turning to God, that led to Warria's husband walking out of the house just a few days before the atrocity.
'He's been heard shouting at her that if she didn't stop, he was leaving. And then he did, moving into a house with other relatives,' the man said."

 The 37 year old mother of eight children....

Friday, December 19, 2014

How on Earth......

Only after a few days of two devastating acts of horrific murders, massacre and terror in Australia and Pakistan, another tragedy has just happened. A mother killed her seven children and her niece.
How on earth could a mother slaughter her children? What conditions would drive her insane? Poverty?Lack of economic, social and  emotional support? Insecurity? Despair? Stress? Pain? Heavy responsibilities? Fear? A complex feelings of betrayal, rage and revenge? I have always strove for an answer to such violent, dreadful acts! And I always return to “Medea” the play by Euripides. 

I have written two plays “Maryam’s Pregnancy” and "Medea Was Born in Fallujah”; persistent to find an answer, as this question is still pondering and lingering inside my head.

These pleading words by the mother would perhaps lead us to some certain answers:
“DON’T let them take them away from us. God bless us. Forgive me for what I’ll do.”
These were the pleading screams of a woman heard by neighbours at 9pm on Thursday.
At 11:20am the next day, a young man, a 20-year-old brother of the family, walked into a Cairns house to find eight children dead.”

The mother

My heart goes to the families of victims in Pakistan and Australia.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Lesson

From "Evolver Social Movement" page:

"In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them. For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done. The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness. But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes. The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help. They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”"

Emily Dickinson in Film

Emily Dickinson in Film