The International Herald Tribune this morning:

Fine arts and fine wine auction in one place and moment,

Affandi, Hendara Gunawan and their league, together with Petrus 1995.

Young women 40 hours in the dark and pain. Maybe more if no excavator came soon enough.

Crying for help from under the rubbles in Padang.


I am here listening to the faint drizzles

Having international dialogues

And planning my lunch and park event.



A Measure of Pain


Any sisters, brothers, relatives or friends in West Sumatera?

Yes, one million of them…

My tears diluted by hissing shower and liquid soap.


I cannot measure if a thousand or more of them pain more than the rest and us.

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