29 November 2008

The fighting in the Taj Hotel--the last point of terrorist resistance--is now officially over they say. But the horror of it will take a long long time to be dimmed and for Time to apply it's healing balm.
For all of us who have had contact with Mumbai, Mumbai is a living, breathing entity. I was born there and most of my family have lived there at some point of time. What has occurred in the last 2 and a half days has saddened me so deeply.
The modern face of terror is very frightening, because reason truly seems to have taken a back seat. Is this the kind of situation we are going to see more of, as life on our planet gets more difficult to live in(due to our consumerism and conspicuous consumption),and we get to be more like rats in an overcrowded cage, running through an endless maze? I truly hope not.

4 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Just stopped by to let you know that my thoughts are with you during this awful time.

Sending you a hug.

Hip Grandma said...

Bombay was where I started my schooling.I have a fondness for the place that goes back to my childhood. The terrorist attacks have saddened me. How can one be so cruel? .

Shellmo said...

I thought of you when I saw this on the news - so very sad. I pray you are in a safe place.

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

You know , I was thinking about how long acts of terror have been used. World War II certainly used it...then in the 60s and 70s the terrorists in / from Europe and the acts of terror during the Viet Nam War here in the U. S. The types of acts that the KKK used in the United States against African Americans and against Clinics where abortions are performed and that the IRA used in Northern Ireland. Violent acts against the innocent became a routine practice on a large scale in the 20th century....it is time we found another way. Thankfully Northern Ireland seemed to have done. Perhaps we should include them in the problem solving.