Monday, 20 April 2009

And in the Beginning (CsH) - East and West, The Twain Shall Meet

And they shall keep on the journey from west to east and east to west and back again and again, and again.

Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end. Will the day's journey take the whole long day? From morn to night , my friend.

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)



These two kids, from the west and the east were lucky.



They have homes and families spanning the globe from Britain to Malaysia to New Zealand.

But always they want to remind others about those who have had their families killed and their homes stolen or bombed out of existence.



For these two it's a never-ending journey to give voice to the weak and dispossessed.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep. And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost : Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

3 comments:

Adam said...

A word of wisdom Mum,

'The West can teach the East how to get a living but the East
must eventually be asked to show the West how to live "

-Teh Hsieh.
Chinese Epigrams Inside
Out and Proverb (1948),588

anak si-hamid said...

Dear Adam,
Thank you for visiting. I think you will grow up to be a very wise man if you keep on reading. You have your dad and Atok to lead you on to the right path.

seri mersing said...

ms hamid,

my eyes teared reading this......