Saturday, December 01, 2007

this just makes me so sad!

As a mother this is unimaginable, though because of my life experiences it is something that I know is a part of the darker side of life (especially in Latin America). She is so lucky to still be alive, but 8 years away from her children... I am not so sure if lucky is the right word.

Go here.

3 comments:

The Ancestress Hypothesis said...

The other night I had dinner with some people from Colombia. We talked about her and it was of interest that they, who are so very self-righteous in their political leanings, had no sympathy for her, saying that her behavior was outrageous and that she taunted the rebels and, more or less, brought on her own fate.

They are, of course, young and naive, with no children and only the fire of maxist beliefs at which to warm their hearts and hands on dark nights of the soul. I remember once, many years ago, writing "Angry young men with a make-believe cause, look at the world through a veil of gauze."

Well, you know what I mean, but another issue here is the involvement of young women, mothers really, in speaking the truth to tyrants. Having lived in Colombia once long ago, and learned to love its beauty, I can see how she was angry at all the people so very willing to destroy the country out of self-interest.

What do you do when no one else is willing to speak up? Is there to be no voice in the wilderness. If she was the only one with the conjones to say something, then I am sure she felt very strongly that she had to do so.

It seems to me that the only women who do get men to listen to them are older women, whose children are raised, and are daring enough to shame evil men. Where are they?

Patricia Tryon said...

Beyond awful.

This is Advent, the time of "a voice crying in the wilderness". I do not know whether I still hope for it to be heard.

Patricia Tryon said...

Beyond awful.

This is Advent, the time of "a voice crying in the wilderness". I do not know whether I still hope for it to be heard.