Friday, September 03, 2004

The Winds Keep On Blowing

The Eight Worldly Winds keep on blowing .....

One moment I am sitting at work, having just heard the news that Anwar, the former deputy prime minister of Malaysia had just had his conviction overturned and had been freed from jail. (He'd been sent to jail in one of the most dubious and obviously politically motivated trails I've ever come across). How wonderful. How happy must his family be, how happy he must now be, having lost six years of his children's lives, missing them grow up.

15 minutes later, my colleague at work gets the sack, and I didn't even get the chance to say 'goodbye'. How must he feel, out of work, losing his job out of the blue?

Joy and Pain, two of the winds, blowing through .... always changing, transient, impermanent, blowing through .....

what changes, what remains?

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