I said to myself (and I’m ashamed to admit this) that looks like one of those sand snakes, holding that refugee baby. I noticed your name, and said further to myself, it is one of the sand snakes holding that baby…and of course I read the article.
I just had to know what a sand snake had to say about this baby’s plight. And I am loathe to admit that I am in fact so shallow and that I probably would not have read this article, if I wasn’t such a huge GOT fan.
And it’s not because I don’t care about these issues, I don’t read them because I do. And these kinds of articles make me so sad. And when I do read them, which is rare, but often I do because I say to myself, I just can’t ignore that this is happening… I must at some level admit that this is happening, I think how can any of us stand to live in a world where this is actually happening?
We should all do something, like I don’t know massive starvation strikes. Just everyone in the world should refuse to eat, or work or something. I don’t know. We should all be doing something to stop this.
But…so glad to read about the cafe, and about people like you, celebrities shedding a light, doing the work. I’m glad I read this article. And though I know, all to well, about the plight of refugees through my teaching (I’ve had a lot of refugees as students) this beacon of hope at the end reminds me that we do the work to make the world a better place one thought and feeling at a time.
Thanks so much for doing the work in a part of the world where the work desperately needs to be done.