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To the people who robbed me…

To the people who robbed me,

I’m writing to you today to tell you how much you have inconvenienced me.

Not only did you steal something that didn’t belong to you, you stole something that made me who I was.

Your actions were selfish, unkind and cruel.

Not only did you know what you were doing, you wanted to do it.

Doesn’t it bother you?

Do you understand the pain that you inflicted?

Didn’t the screams of horror and anguish create any kind of moral alarm to you?

You are guilty, faceless sirs, of a crime that no-one wants to hear about.

Something must have happened to you, something disastrous.

You have taken away my identity.

I don’t know who or what I am anymore.

I can’t be sorry for you or what you did because I can’t feel anything anymore.

Hoping for change seems like a distant dream, a worthless dream, but I need help.

See the wrong in your actions, see the chaos you inflict.

I have a right to what is mine.

I am a human being.

Stop.

 

Please stop.

 

From,

A voice that needs to be heard…

The Helen Bamber Foundation

The Helen Bamber Foundation is a UK-based human rights group. They are one of the many organizations that are working together to educate people about human trafficking around the globe. This is an enormous problem, people. Do some research, become aware, make these issues apparent to you. I’m so sick of inaction, especially with an issue as awful and soul-destroying as this. Take comfort in the fact that organizations like Helen Bamber’s want to help – support their cause in any way you can.

It’s time to say something, write something, believe in something!

Ignorance is bliss for those who can afford it.

Please help.

Peace,

– C

Emma Thompson’s “Journey” exhibition was released a couple of years ago to raise awareness about the horrors of sex trafficking. Elena was and is a real person. She had the guts to speak out about what had happened to her. Honestly, I think this advertisement alone speaks volumes.

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A global balancing act…

Has it come to this?

Too extreme? Frenchman Alain Robert climbs the 150-metre tall Lumiere apartment building in Sydney.

Forty-eight year old Alain Robert was arrested this morning for illegally climbing a large building without the proper restraints or authority. Of course, this wasn’t the first time Alain’s been arrested in Australia. This time, however, he’s been lucky enough to get off scot-free even though he continuously disrespects the laws of this country.

Apparently, Alain’s highly dangerous acts, (now up to eighty buildings worldwide), help raise awareness about global warming by drawing attention to the ‘One Hundred Month’ (www.onehundredmonths.org) campaign. Don’t you find it slightly upsetting that in today’s society it takes a Frenchman with a death wish to raise awareness about global warming? It’s almost as bad as suicide bombing. Has our society become so careless that we can only find interest in something if it’s this finite and terrifying?

Thank you, Alain, but stop trying to kill yourself. You’re highly inventive but I’m sure no one wants you to go to such extremes. Then again, perhaps they do…

Peace,

– C

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‘Vivid’ Sydney…

Tonight’s the night that Brian Eno turns on the lights!
 
Watch our beautiful city and its unique architecture begin to light up as part of  this festival for creative ideas and performances. Last year it attracted over 200,000 people to its multiple locations around the city and I’m sure this year will be no exception.
Be sure to check out all the other sites in Sydney that host this illuminating festival!
Be sure to check out all the other sites in Sydney that host this illuminating festival! – http://www.vividsydney.com

 Some events to look forward to include:-

  • ‘Lighting the sails’ (27th May – 20th June)
  • Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House (27th May – 11th June)
  • Macquarie Visions (27th May – 20th June)
  • The Rock Fire Water (11th – 14th June)
  • Creative Sydney (4th – 13th June)
  • X Media/ Lab Global Media Ideas (18th – 20th June)
  • Song Summit (10th – 21st June)

'The Rock Fire Water' (2010) - http://www.vividsydney.com

 So, get into the city over the next month and check out this truly spectacular festival. It’s what I like to call a ‘banquet’ for the eyes.

Remember – it’s free! That’s even more of a reason to go and check it out.

Enjoy, Sydney – you gorgeous city…

Peace,

– C x

(Thanks, ‘EnergyAustralia’ for making it possible)

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