Saturday, February 14, 2009

love, labour, lost

crime hurts in ways that we can no longer measure. all those stats that insist on the 'greatest crime capital' badges that make some people smile in pleasure at the accolade, are worth nothing compared to that extended realm of devastation. on thursday, a friend of mine left a sweet birthday message for me at facebook. sometime yesterday, mom told me that she had been kidnapped from her city of residence in Durban on the east coast, bundled into the back of a delivery vehicle and transported to Gauteng overnight, where they finally located her early yesterday. (-this all happened on thursday night-)

i need to remember to breathe at this point... it upsets me so much!

of course, i am glad that she has been found, and that she is ok. adding to the unfortunate incident is the fact that she is pregnant. but still, she is ok. physically ok. but i cannot begin to imagine the trauma. this whole thing should never have happened!!!

5 comments:

americanising desi said...

it is a sad world indeed. people are so insensitive now and in all the glam sham and hype created about love, there is so much more everyone is losing than gaining. i just hope that the morons be mercilessly dealt with and burned to ashes while they breathe.
sorry to sound so brutal, but i think i have had it!

KimyaShafinaaz said...

you're right, seher//... its sad and well.. its brutal. of course im glad that shes ok.. but this is just not on! its not ok to be ok with this. or with the idea that 'at least shes ok'/. sigh. :(

KimyaShafinaaz said...

it wasnt a delivery vehicle. it was a police van. and the kidnappers were clothed as policemen, in uniform. :((((((((

Azra said...

You know whats really sad? That in the midst of all this crime, we still have to be "grateful" that it wasn't worse. Like we become so accustomed to it, that we have taught ourselves to forget the trauma or grief or pain...

I'm not saying that we can't be grateful that we're still alive and fine thanks to The Almighty...but we have been robbed not only of our possessions and privacy, but of our emotions as well.
We can't be sad, or devastated...we have to be grateful.

Saaleha said...

I know the feeling...too well. the overwhelming sense of impotence in the face of the hundreds of crimes that shouldn't happen...every day. symptomatic of life in SA. Makes one wonder why we hang on.