Waking Up to War

by - 1:24 AM

I actually felt physically sick today when I got up and watched the news. To wake up in a region at war, to see the mounting death toll of both soldiers and civilians, and to realize how close it is to you.

To know that right this moment people are being robbed of their destinies.

To realize there's no definite black and white in this world. That people get caught in the crossfire at no fault of their own.

To feel this horrible, crushing sadness engulf your spirit.

To ask yourself questions you never had to ask yourself before because life was always less complicated on the other side of the world.

I feel like I 'so happen' to be in Israel at such a time as this for a reason. God knows why I'm here. I'm learning and I'm being challenged to think beyond what I think I know. I know this is why I wanted to  travel in this region in the first place.

Please keep the Israeli and Palestinian people in your thoughts and prayers!

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Welcome to my wayfaring world of stories. I’m a traveling musician and music educator from Melbourne living in Kabul, Afghanistan. Join me on my quest to embrace people of peace in tough places, inspire creative education where none exists, spark conversations that challenge the status quo, and collaborate with like-minded young people to catalyze a movement of peacemaking through acts of compassion and creativity among the young and free. As a nomad at heart, my ‘home’ is wherever I journey with people on the ground and discover life on the frontiers.