Monday, January 17, 2011

Thinking of Tunisia

A lot has been going on in Tunis this last week, and my thoughts have been with the friends I made out there, the people who showed me and mine the highest level of hospitality I have ever known. I sincerely hope that when the smoke of this week’s chaos clears a more equitable and compassionate government is installed and that the history of so many countries does not repeat itself in Tunisia.

In thinking about this whole damn thing, I remembered this poem, which I do not pretend to fully grasp, yet this line “I still don't know what the wind will bring” seemed pretty apt. Poetry solves little, but here I go referring back to anyway.