Yesterday, forty-nine fellow inhabitants of our world were murdered while they were worshiping in Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The madness of this act is unfathomable. The fact that it happened in New Zealand is deeply saddening. New Zealand ranks number two in the Global Peace Index.
At times like this our hearts can get very dark and the darkness can be infectious. While we mourn the loss, we must not succumb to a hopeless apathy for the state of our world.
Regardless of what the media would like us to beleive, the vast majority of people in the world are good. They have their hopes and dreams. They have family and friends whom they love. They have jobs and projects and passions and beliefs and art. They are trying to live their lives as well as they can. They are the ones — and we count ourselves among them — who deserve attention and help and love and support.
Please, now more than ever, spread this word in whatever way you can.
My Best Wishes to All.
(Photo was shot on the South Island of New Zealand in June, 2018. Nikon D850; Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 VR zoom. RAW processing in DxO Pro; final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)