It's with a heavy heart, filled with outrage, anger, and sadness, that we are where we are, dealing with these life's events...
It is difficult to make sense of all this and keep hope. It is difficult to sit here in a protected environment and watch all this happen. It is difficult to see this happening and figure out how the hell can we, as individuals, make any difference and help or understand what is really really the cause over there.
History is always great in hind-sight, but if one thing is sure, it is never a simple answer. There is no simple blame. There is no simple fix. Like a sardonic version of chicken and the egg, this war – because it has become a war – has its share of confusion, culprits, and critics. And trying to resolve it is in the hands of the powers way above our grasp.
On Friday, a young designer I had hired when working in Paris, died in Friday's events. It hit a nerve. This is but one life and the atrocities of recent events are but a piece to the events of the last few years. But it is difficult to see how this will get resolved and to keep hope.
This is bigger than one person, one grief. And I'm at a loss of words. Paris. Beirut. Kenya. And the list goes on.
So I've 'lit a candle' on the home-page. How long will it stay there? I don't know.