Thursday, February 26, 2009

Unknown Azerbaijan...Khojaly (Xocalı) massacre...25-26 February 1992...

It must have been different historically but ever since Black January in 1990 carnations in Azerbaijan are only associated with grief and mourning...this graceful flowers "bend their heads" as it is said in one of Azeri songs as if apologising for human violence and trying to heal the "wounds" of those whose memory, heart and soul are in pain...
Once something is done that is it...it happened...what can be done after...words said, speeches made - but thats just noise...monuments erected, flowers put, events held - but thats just vanity...
I hope that Khojali massacre was the last violance to happen in the territories of Azerbaijan...words said and things done post factum just do not help...there is Azeri saying that says "hər şeyə əlac var ölümdən başqa"..."there is a cure to everything except death"...hopefully people of XXI century will be able if not to stop but at least decrease violance resulting in murders and terrorism not only in Azerbaijan but everywhere on this planet...may sound naive...but everything starts with a dream...
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3 comments:

Brett said...

great pictur great post

B Squared said...

There is an expression here that says,"The only thing man learns from history is that he learns nothing from history." The older I get the more I think that nay be the case but never give up hope and optimism!

Babooshka said...

This is a very poignant post and the red of the carnations is so vibrant.