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Weltschmerz: Are You Feeling It Too?

Updated: Mar 13


Recent global events, such as the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the heart-wrenching earthquake in Morocco ... this touched us deeply because we had originally planned to visit Marrakech; however unknowingly we made a last-minute change in our plans, opting to visit our family in South Africa instead!! ... apocalyptic floods in Libya, two devastating earthquakes in Afghanistan, and the ongoing turmoil in Israel and Gaza weigh heavy on my heart.



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The current state of affairs accentuates the profound impact of Weltschmerz – the world's pain – on our collective consciousness, making it hard not to feel a sense of helplessness in the face of such widespread suffering and the tragic loss of precious lives.


As we navigate these disheartening developments, they beckon us to reflect, unite, and collectively seek ways to alleviate the burdens of a world that increasingly appears to be in a state of turmoil.


This leaves us pondering the question: "What is the solution?”

I might not hold the solutions to the world's challenges, and frankly, I wish I did but what I do know, without a doubt is my unwavering commitment to support the quest for solutions.


I stand resolute in my desire to be part of the solution-seeking community, dedicated to working collaboratively, raising awareness, and supporting initiatives that aim to bring about positive change. Our world may be marred by its share of pain and suffering, but it is our collective determination and unity that will ultimately light the path to a brighter future.


With that sentiment in mind, I extend this open letter to all of humanity, a heartfelt, resonant message of unity and hope, brimming with the promise of our collective resolve to face the challenges that lie ahead. 💪🌍❤️


Dear ‘Friends & Countrymen’


As I take in the world around us, my heart swells with a profound ache, and it feels as though it might break under the weight of the countless challenges we collectively face. The myriad struggles, crises, and uncertainties that persist in our global landscape resonate deeply within me.


I write this letter as an earnest plea from one compassionate heart to many others who, like me, feel the weight of the world's troubles in their own hearts. It's a genuine yearning to connect, to unite with those who share the belief that together, we can be a powerful force for positive change.


While the world's problems may seem monumental, I believe it's crucial for us to play our part, no matter how small, in bringing about positive change.

We can raise awareness, support organisations that tirelessly work towards these causes, and, most importantly, come together in solidarity.

In a world that can sometimes feel divided, let's join our hearts and minds in a shared prayer for the world, for peace, for understanding, and for the strength to make a difference, no matter how small our actions may seem or how humble our contributions may appear.


Together united in empathy and compassion, we can forge a path toward a world where the unnecessary loss of precious lives is an exception rather than a tragic norm.


This letter is more than words on a page; it's an intimate plea for resilience, a heartfelt call for unity, and an earnest request for hope and shared action amidst the storms we face.

I'm genuinely curious to hear your thoughts on this matter and any ideas you may have about how we, as individuals and as a collective, can contribute to a more peaceful and harmonious world.


Let's continue this conversation and let our shared hope for a better world guide our actions.


With warmth and anticipation, Melani Nair-Mason

💫🌎❤️




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