Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gaza -- still

Finished a 15 day "burst" of steroids, but I don't feel that much better. I'm trying to maintain a positive, creative attitude but can't seem to get Gaza off my mind. Angry when I hear news reports, angry when I don't.

Posting two youtube links which I think say it all. Then I'll get back to art.

The first is BBC interview interview from several days ago. Even soldiers in the Israeli military see the injustice.

The second is a song I picked up from the "Raising Youssef" blog. The song is powerful; the pictures take my breath away.

I'm just hoping I can work out these feelings in the studio rather than sliding into another exacerbation.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Gaza on my mind

CNN: Waiting for dawn in Gaza. It's 5:30 pm here in Belenistan so in a few hours we should see what has become of Jabaliya and Beit Hanoun and Rafah and Gaza City after the overnight ground incursion.

You don't need to be prescient to know that after seven days of air bombardment, it will look like Dresden after the firebombing and feel like Guernica.

I weep.