contains mild peril

Monday, June 18, 2007

don't look up

I was wandering along the South Bank on Sunday after pottering round Tate Modern and came across the Coin St Festival which was celebrating Refugee Week.

Saw an interesting klezmer-like band (the destroyers) and a lot of well meaning people. And it must be said a helluva lot of smiles.

Mind you, at the same time, there was the flyover commemorating the Falklands war. Lots of helicopters and fighter jets.
The noise of these things is unique and must be terrifying during an actual war.

And there must have been at least some refugees from some of the worst war torn countries on the South Bank that day who would have recognised that noise.

I paused to think, but there may have been some who cringed at that sound again.


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