Watching the events taking place in Syria whilst I'm so far away leave me with mixed feelings of anger, hopelessness and despair. Yet at the same time, I feel a vague hope. There is a chance, just a chance, that the country will finally be able to put this awful period of tyranny behind it. Will the people succeed? Will they be able to remove this merciless family from power after so long? I don't know, but I pray for those brave people every day. The Syrian uprising is an orphan. Nobody wants it to succeed, and all hope it will just go away. Whether it is Iran, Israel, Saudia Arabia or the United States, the inconvenience of a people asking for justice appears to be more than they can bear.
I know there is a lot of awfulness around at the moment, but just for a short time I wanted to listen to something beautiful and a bit reflective of how I felt. Here is a piece from Beethoven that I really like, probably because it reflects my current state of mind.