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A beautiful day?

November 6th, 2011

It was a beautiful sunny day in Sydney today. I went for a drive in the country and visited the Berry markets. (For those unfamiliar, these aren’t fruit markets. Berry is a former dairy farming town 2 hours south of Sydney, which has reinvented itself as an art and craft town. Once a month, they hold markets where you can buy fresh vegetables, plants, arts and crafts, food and miscellanea.) We brought back some herbs to grow.

Also today it was reported that around 150 people died in Nigeria when an Islamist sect carried out attacks using bombs and guns on police stations, churches and an army base in the north of the country. These killings continue the sorry history of tensions between the Islamic north and christian south of the country.

We in the west don’t really know what life is like for so many other people. We have much to be thankful for, and surely some responsibility to help bring about change.

One Comment

  1. I have always wanted to visit Berry markets, I would go just for that drive along the stretch of coast where you see rolling hills seemingly fall into the ocean, lilies flank the ditches, red coral trees come alive. It seems like a strange and distant memory!

    I was shocked and saddened by the report in Nigeria, also because there are many similar attacks that go unnoticed by the media. I agree that we have a responsibility to not only encourage change, but to share some of our bountiful beauty with others in any way we can!

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