Sunday, October 26, 2008

Little angels

After about a year's stay in Bermuda, I had the unfortunate task of looking for a Sympathy card to be sent to someone back home. As I set out looking for one, I was a little taken aback to see what I found in the Sympathy section of the card rack. There were so many religious cards catering to the event of the loss of a child, not a son or daughter in their teenage years, but a child (which also extended to babies). Which made me think, were women here losing their young children at a rate far faster than what would be ordinarily deemed normal in other countries? Why? And how were they losing these children? Was it due to an illness, tragic unforeseen circumstances or victims of crime that really should have no place in today's modern world. It was definitely hard to say and and I tried to think back to any events in the year that I was there, where young children had lost their lives, I couldn't come up with very much. Sure Bermuda has a high rate of premature babies, but that couldn't be the only reason. Unfortunately, the presence of these greeting cards was all too evident that there does exist this demand for this particular type of commodity. You couldn't help but feel melancholy looking at the rack.

1 comment:

bermudabluez said...

That's really strange and it does make one wonder....