Tuesday, November 27, 2007

sleeping heart


I took this photo in a bamboo clinic in Mone Township. The white stub on the left is the end of a mans leg. The other legs are those of other wounded. The boy in the back was shot a few times by the Burma Army. It's no secret there is a war in Eastern Burma. Almost six decades of fighting and no end in sight. The resistance groups are hoping the SPDC will fall itself, the UN is sweet talking, the NGOs are complaining about donor fatigue, and all the while villagers are taking bullets and losing limbs. Is the heart asleep?