THE MATI TRAGEDY
How can one not see nature as wicked after such a tragedy? And how can one not see humans as helpless, as we blame the tragedy upon eachother as hundreds burn to death?
In my mind, humans are indeed trivial at most times. What we truly care about is how we can bang that chick Suzie from work and how we can get that parking spot up-front so that everybody can see how important we are.
But there are times when our mundane concerns go away at breakneck speed. Times like those we lived a month and a half ago.
We truly are petty at times; but it’s our greatness that defines us, when it chooses to resurface. People took action to respond to this tragedy in an orchestrated manner. Food, medicine, clothes, blood and all kinds of supplies arrived from every corner of Greece and abroad. Volunteers came to ground zero in order to help in any way they could. After a month and a half from Greece’s wildfire tragedy, the situation is much better than I expected.
Life found a detour around death. Life always finds a way.
In times like these, it is easier to let images speak for themselves.
I extend my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims. I would like to dedicate this reportage to those who perished.
May we never forget; may we never repeat.