Blog posts about ’society’

Half a life at seven

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on wednesday 4 september 2019


Happy Child by Leroy Skalstad


7 and she’s happy with tribal life in Papua New Guinea

Digging for yams with the village dogs

Dad comes home from good hunting

A piece of barbecued bush pig for tea

And a hug and kiss from Mum at night


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Na braithrean - The brothers

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on wednesday 24 july 2019

Flay by xray70


It is said that one day, when the world is in turmoil and humanity is lost in chaos, the Brothers shall return. It is they who will shine the light of love into the darkness and reignite the spirit of unity.


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Being with you

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on tuesday 18 june 2019


A Stormy Paradise by Fabrizio Turco


Even now, as I step out on to the verandah of the beach house to see the last of the storm clouds departing on the horizon, the air feels muggy. It weighs down on me like a woollen blanket on a hot summer’s day. In an instant, it occurs to me how clearly the early morning storm mirrored the way I feel after our heated exchange late last night. I sigh deeply in an attempt to soothe my heavy heart and start walking on my own through the rain-drenched sand towards the water’s edge.


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All for One

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on monday 15 october 2018


Nadab Lookout by pen ash

With a glum look on his face, the young Aboriginal hunter, Manimanuk, looked out over the plains from the rocky outcrop where he was standing. Angry words had been spoken earlier that morning in the camp of his people. To Manimanuk it seemed as if there were two camps. One, led by one of the elders, was determined to move on to better hunting grounds before the dry season came. The other camp felt it was better to wait until one of the mothers fully recovered after breaking her leg while foraging for yams.


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Only love can drive out hate

Written by Wim Beunderman, posted on monday 10 september 2018


Sun Rays by Robert Michie


Sunlight burst through the enormous windows and flooded the church where the young boy’s father preached. The boy stood there, unable to move, and gazed up in awe to where the light entered. It was then that he understood that in the same way light now reached into the darkest corners of the church, so would light reach into the darkest of hearts.


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