14th October 2023 Beena
Hello everyone. I like to begin with a quote from John Stuart Mill, who said in 1867, ” Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing.”
It has been challenging for me to write about anything. I always believed good exists in this world. Atrocities have never ended from time immemorial. It just keeps changing its form and influence. Our human mind can only retain such painful memories for a short while. To live, we focus on other stuff to get by our daily lives. Hence, the horror is subjugated to another realm. We try to find a domain where we can exist.
Evil will get us nowhere. We are facing an increase in wars and natural disasters. The place changes, but the suffering never ceases. Our pain never wanes. Everyone wants a simple life. We want to go about our lives and enjoy time with family and loved ones. Living itself is a challenge. We do not need additional pain. Even mundane stuff becomes exciting in times of crisis.
Differences are the main constant. The global community will always be varied. The terrain in various parts of the world will be different. Therein lies the beauty of living life to the fullest by imbibing diversity. We can channel our focus and energy to creativity that enhances our lives and that of others.
Hence, I chose to paint and send my Friday greetings, as many have commented that you look forward to the Friday surprise. Some loved to get onto the boat to sail away. For others, they wanted a holiday trip on a cruise. I sensed both sadness and happiness in those comments. Nevertheless, I wish for the world to move onto peaceful days.