19 thoughts on “With Much Sadness

      1. It’s crazy. I couldn’t believe it when I first heard. Hate is so poisonous — not just the act itself,but the ripple effects. The way the pain ripples out through family, friends and outward. But also the way the hate does. This massacre is both scary and painful even hundreds of thousands of miles away. Can’t even imagine how it hurts being so close to the epicenter. No words for that. I’d offer you a cup of tea and sit in silence with you if I could. This is something I listen to when I need music to carry me. I don’t know if it’s something else that might help. It’s native american flute music, R. Carlos Nakai

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    1. Like many Aussies, I do feel completely crushed, Trish. Complicit even. There have been certain sections of our community that have engaged in demonising people of the Muslim faith. I question whether those of us that detest that type of behaviour could have done more to call it out.

      By the way, thank you for commenting. It means a lot.

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      1. Everywhere, it seems to me, political leaders who were elected to act in the pubic interest are stirring up division one way or another – through their immigration/austerity/foreign policies etc. I’m beginning not to recognise the UK any more. So I commiserate wholeheartedly with how you feel.

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  1. Lovely piece of musical solace for this unspeakable horror. Unfortunately these sorts of monstrous individuals seem to exist universally. Unbelievably, even encouraged by certain political leaders. What to do about it? Keep on fighting hatred with love is all i can think of. Peace.

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  2. An incredibly sad and horrible moment that can’t be understood in human terms. This music, mirror in the mirror, allows me to reflect. To cry when before I could only rage. To pray. Thank you for reminding me of this one. I haven’t heard it in a long time – it’s perfect.

    I wrote about the incident (I’m cautious about choosing a word to describe it) on my blog – A Gesture of Butterflies. We are gifted beauty and yet we destroy it – at least, some do.

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