In light of the recent Jakarta bombings, I think this wonderfully written piece by fellow ETA Grace Wivell is a poignant reminder.
I read the news of the bombings in Beirut, Baghdad, and Paris on my smart phone. And not for the first time, I wished I had better access to internet or access to a paper newspaper in my native language, because the news was simply too heavy to be coming from a piece of technology that can fit in the palm of one hand. That weekend, when I had the opportunity to go to the local internet café, I spent hours reading various articles and watching shore videos about all the events that had occurred within a mere 48 hours.
A myriad of emotions weighed me down as I immersed myself in a world of the news: blocks of text, photographs, and chaotic videos attempting to encompass all that had happened. I was saddened by the loss of so much life in such a violent fashion, and that so…
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