Anniversary of 9/11
Little did I know that when I took this picture from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, I would be remembering it for all the wrong reasons. It was one of those ‘I remember where I was’ moments when those horrific scenes unfolded on that fateful day twenty years ago. Today is a time to remember, not just those who lost their lives, but also those who have suffered in other ways too; the injured, their loved ones, the rescuers and even those who had to take up the fight against the people who were responsible.
Armed conflict between two opposing armies is one thing, killing innocent people indiscriminately is quite another.
Remembering and not forgetting is not necessarily the same thing as far as I’m concerned. Today I’m remembering those that were affected, but tomorrow I will not be forgetting that now the Taliban are back in control of Afghanistan that we need to brace ourselves for possible further attacks like those that took place on 11th September 2001. Let’s all do our bit to make sure that the last twenty years wasn’t all in vain.
A worldwide pandemic that should bring the world together seems to have divided the world more than ever. Some people don’t even believe there’s a pandemic and it’s all a big hoax.
While we’re supposed to be trying to contain the virus, everywhere seems to be in turmoil – from racial tensions and political struggles to worries about how the planet is going to survive.
It’s only going to survive if we stop putting our own agenda first, start concentrating on the bigger picture, and join together to create a better world for everybody.
The picture above was taken in a nuclear bunker in Berlin several years ago, and this is how people could be living in the future if we don’t get our act together.
The song Eve of Destruction was released by Barry McGuire in 1965. Nothing’s changed has it – or maybe it has – perhaps we’re getting even closer.
Picture of the Day - Imagine
As the clouds break and a silver lining starts to appear, Imagine if you can, not just what we’re going to gain, but also what we’re going to lose.
Covid 19 – A picture to lift the spirits during lockdown
Lockdown must be driving everybody mad, so here’s a picture I took locally that might help lift people’s spirits. There will be another sunrise and a brighter dawn tomorrow if we stay safe now.
Covid 19 – As lockdown begins to take its toll, it’s time to put things into perspective
This war can be won
without bullets or bombs
No fields of mud or
barbed fences to cross
The Front Line is our doorstep
Without trenches to dig
Just some music to choose
And a beer from the fridge
Covid 19 – Nationwide lockdown begins on 26th March 2020
No Noise, Peace at last
Sunny Spring Sunday
No cars, no boats, no planes
And no people
Not sure I like peace like this
Bring back the noise.