It’s Sunday and the day is just about wrapping up. Usually, I would put up one of my incessant Sunday humour to end the week in alight-hearted manner. Yet, today, it just doesn’t feel quite right to just get on another humour post without acknowledging that the world still is in mourning for the Paris Massacre that happened just yesterday.
France may be so far away from us, but I do have friends living there and I know of a few Parisian friends who still call Paris their home even though they no longer live there. The entire area is their live. One being my personal friend and fellow blogger, Estelea. It’s hard to even fathom the thought that there may just be a chance that they already know somebody who may have been directly impacted by it.
It was such a devastating news to wake up to on Saturday morning. Learning that more innocent lives of children, mothers, wives, husbands, friends and people who were someone to somebody, were lost and sacrificed for a cause that is hard to justify is just maddening. I’m disgusted and angry at how crazily selfish these suicide bombers are. Nothing short of an act of stupidity that is commendable. There’s no reason to kill in the name of anything.
My recurring question is always how could they justify for the loss of innocent lives? Religion in itself does not advocate killing, it’s the warped minds of humans that do it. Why must there be so much hate in the world? Religions don’t advocate that, people do. In the name of religion, humanity is lost. Shame. More so that only the Paris massacre made it to the headlines when there are other places affected by this senseless acts as well, but perhaps because they happen so often, people get desensitised by it. Yet another shame.
The city has been on a lock-down and the army deployed on the ground. Like the bombing we had in Bangkok a couple of months ago, this attack on Paris felt a little more personal, merely by proxies. I can only hope there’ll be no drama unfolding to aggravate the situation further. Twitter has been a great source of news, with many posting pictures (some re-tweeted from the previous attacks apparently) in solidarity to show their support for France.
Without tweets, I don’t think we’ll get any further news in Thailand.
Let’s hope that this insufferable violence will not get out of hand to across borders. It doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s not only #prayforparis, but also #prayforhumanity. And as Ritu has called out in her post today, let’s all join hands and build a chain of love. In the words of Erika Kind,
” Let’s show the world that there is more light in this world than darkness, more love, tolerance, compassion, and respect than hatred and resentments. Let’s take each other by the hand and build a chain of love, solidarity, and unity!