Hooray for Myammar!

I am so happy tonight to read the news about the election in Myammar/Burma of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. (She’s the one with the beautifully thoughtful and patient face.) After fifteen years of house arrest, she has been elected as a member of Parliament.

So many congratulations to Myammar! Who knows what will follow. Difficulty undoubtedly, and disappointment. (The army is still overwhelmingly in power.) Nonetheless, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s election is a miracle and surely a step forward.

I feel great affection for Myammar, which I can’t help thinking of as Burma. I was there many years ago for a seven day maximum journey.  (More on that some other time.)

Burmese Buddhas have sweet and beautiful faces, with the slight compression of determination around the eyebrows.

I am so happy that there is more hope in those faces tonight.

(PS – apologies for awkwardness of my portrait.)

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7 Comments on “Hooray for Myammar!”

  1. cloudfactor5 Says:

    Great news indeed!

  2. hedgewitch Says:

    Saw this earlier today–it’s always nice(and unusual) when something good happens in the world. I hope this will mean changes for the better in Myanmar, the country I also think of as Burma, which has some of the most beautiful scenery, antiquities and Buddhist temples in the world. Some day you have to share your trip experiences, Karin. I love vicarious traveling.

  3. David King Says:

    Amen to this. Fingers crossed, let’s pray! Pull out all the stops.

  4. zongrik Says:

    i didn’t know anything about this. thanks for sharing. sounds like it could be a good thing, maybe for the whole world.

  5. Wayne Says:

    good news indeed

  6. brian miller Says:

    i knew her story but somehow i missed this news the other day…very cool actually and i do hope that it signifies changes…

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Seems like it does. Her party won throughout and apparently the current leader (not of her party but the country) has been/is being relatively flexible. Of course, a certain percentage of seats in Parliament is reserved for the military, and there are pretty big problems there-=-

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