That girl on the street, jumping all over the place gleefully, playing with her brother like the world has no problems.A bunch of family’s playing cards on the streets like there is no trouble in the world.Did I hear a cackle of laughter from somewhere? Yes. That’s a bunch of people sitting together playing cards.
I never imagined, or did I ? These children are maybe today aloof of any issues in the world and laughing carelessly unaware of what fate has in store for them tomorrow. At risk Children is what we call them. It all seemed like a story from a distance, till I watched these families closely, finding the emptiness in their existence. Such is the magnitude of your despair sometimes that even hope ceases to exist. What exists is an empty laughter free of fear, questions, hope, empathy or even the slightest hope for sympathy.
An 8-year-old being sent to a red-light-area by her mother to get some extra bucks to run the family in some corner of the country fills me with despair as I wake up. There are too many issues in this world and I’m convinced the Why’s never help. The how to turn this ugly picture into something beautiful, is what will help. It creates something bigger; bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than our goddamned, fcuked-up egos. Our self-proclaimed righteousness, our judgments, our opinions, our sense of right and wrong, we are fanatics in own pitiful existence. Yes, we are. Afraid. Dammit.
An empty piece of box which makes noise at the slightest rumbling is what human-beings around us have been reduced to, even while we crib over the measly issues in life.
Girls sexually abused under the age of 10 in corners of the world. What am I doing in this part of the world? What is my role here? I don’t know. Maybe, it’s not time. Yet.
I just don’t want to give up. Not yet.
“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life” ~ Steve Jobs