Hi Bloggers! Do you have to share a story or a short reflection tagged with the letter “A”? For example I’ve written about Africa, architecture, Amish People, atheism or ancestors – others wrote about America, Antarctic, A-bomb. Also about anxiety, anger, aggression; automobiles, armchairs, adoptions; adventures, acrobatics. They wrote about affliction or adoration, antenna or atomium! In our last photo challenge with the topic letter “A” some had the focus on animals or angels, attention or accomodation, on airplanes or archways, on Alleyway, Azalea or “Ainhoa”…
my “A” story / reflection / short comment:
AFRICA is in my reflections, because it is (for me) a reminder to basic feelings: to love colors, dancing, strong emotions. It’s sad, that Europe is blocking boat people, who had the personal courage to escape from bad African conditions, trying to immigrate to Europe. What a loss of chances, to change European lifestyle by learning to express more emotional responses.
feedback by Elizabeth Obih-Frank:
eof737 says: May 22, 2012 at 3:09 am “Perhaps, if the corrupt governments of the countries these poor boat people are trying to escape would do the right thing, rebuild their infrastructure, and manage their IMF loans better, we won’t have situations like this. Of course, we must also address the ways some of those European nations collude with despots on the continent… Ah, a topic for another day! My dear Frizz, this is far more complex than welcoming or not welcoming people on a boat. Yes, it is tragic and yes, for the sake of compassion, accommodations ought to be made but, the problem is deeper, systemic, and complicated by greedy global players in the mix. Until those conditions are addressed this will continue to happen. My post on A Helping Hand is a reminder that helping our fellow man is important, however, it also points out that greed is a deterrent to that premise… and sadly, there’s plenty of greed to go around in our world. So, so Sad…”