Saturday, 14 November 2015

bleu blanc rouge


After the initial shock, followed by emotions such as outrage, helplessness and anger, I am left with  questions.
What was your point, guys?
I imagine the 77 virgins waiting apprehensively, only to be disappointed yet again by an assortment of body parts thrown into their laps….how they thread their needles and string together a macabre necklace;  would they wear it, or stuff it into the box filled with similar necklaces.

Would you not much rather have met a (wo)man here on earth, to hold, cherish and love him/her? To have been cherished, loved and held in return?
Again I ask: what is the point?


11 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love is the answer...

Dana said...

It is hard to imagine the kind of nihilistic rage that would prompt such vicious acts. It seems clear that a seam of such fury does reside within us, ready to slash out at the inequities and pain the world can inflict. As Mo says, love is the only real answer.

Nancy said...

I only have more questions.

Ms. said...

I'm deeply sad but hold to beauty nonetheless.

Life has loveliness to sell
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,,
And children's faces looking up,
Holding wonder like a cup.

Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
eyes that love you, arms to hold,
And for your spirits still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstacy
Give all you have been, or could be

-Sarah Teasdale-1917

Debbie said...

Its a pity these guys don't appreciate poetry or beauty, they just seem interested in destroying everything in their path, I don't understand what sort of world they want to live in.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

Debbie, I don´t think they do either, if they would dare to look at what it is they feel and want, they would probably come up with a different ´answer´ than they gave last Friday

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

Mo, Dana, Nancy, Michelle and Debbie: only if we can look at ourselves with love, we can look at the other with love, it starts with you and me.

Maria Buysse said...

so it is , it starts with me and you

Liz Ackert said...

Let us love then ... deeply, fully, unconditionally

deemallon said...

thank you for expressing outrage. these events are mind numbing. and you are closer. that makes a difference (some difference). (for instance, just one instance -- three of the 9/11 hijackers stayed in a hotel on Rte. 9 that I can walk to!!! the building, thankfully, has been torn down).

the backlash against Syrians here in American is another tragedy and provokes MORE outrage and sadness. my only, only satisfaction in the picture of ruin is that two of those suicide bombers utterly failed. Do they still get the virgins if they only kill themselves?

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

it's such a small thing to do Dee; i feel almost embarrassed, however saying nothing felt even worse; i imagine the terrorists, whatever damage they may or may not have inflicted, end up with nothing at all....