It being Halloween, a foreign custom to me, I had thought of combining orange ghouls and other fantastical sillinesses in honour of Ailsa’s Spooky theme this week. But what with Super Storm Sandy, Cyclone Nelum here in the Bay of Bengal, and deadly Son Tinh, the typhoon that swept through the Philippines en route to Vietnam yesterday, that seems trite and frivolous in the face of the misery now faced by the victims of these savage storms.
Lets rather give thanks that the damage and loss of life was not as catastrophic as it might have been, and dig deep, whichever way we can, to assist those who are today beginning to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and livelihoods.
In honour of these millions, I’ve chosen some images in orange, which (as Cee points out in her Orange challenge this week) represents creativity, determination, strength and endurance – characteristics they will need in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Orange.