Tsunami of life (helping out a friend with computer stuff, Honorary Old Girl duties etc) add to the usual excuses that stand in the way of the regular blogging rhythm. Vut tu du – such is the flow of life. Still managed to take a glance through Kottu and found some interesting candidates for the 100 Sri Lankan blog posts book project.
The first is a rather touching post to the boy next door by the kindly drummer. The comment swarm it created has led to some interesting discussions – about decency, indecency and fashion.
The other, in a different vein – Indi’s account of taking medical supplies to Vavuniya. Even at the most superficial level, it stands out of the usual noise we call news edited for advertising. Even stands up to the propaganda of terrorists funded from far awa. A story of citizen action to help fellow citizens. A modern form of social networking Shramadana (gift or labour among other things) that I feel cuts through the feudalistic fatalism that sits on the Sri Lankan unconsciousness. Or more accurately mine.
Enough from me – flow the links and judge for yourself. Must crawl off to face an early day.