Thursday, October 11, 2012

Distance: Istanbul to Aleppo

Istanbul is a city in Turkey.

Aleppo is a city in Syria.

The two cities are 554.6 miles apart.

This year Istanbul hosts
the WTA Championships.

Turkey in two weeks will host the championships
of the Women’s Tennis Association’s tour.

Syria is at war, neighbors killing neighbors.

Two months back, a woman journalist from Japan
was killed in Syria reporting what she called,
“... the miseries of people involved in conflicts ...”

Her father survives her. He’s a journalist, too.

Asked to comment about his daughter’s death, he said
she was, “... a far better journalist than I was.”

I can’t imagine the businessmen of tennis
will cancel the women’s tennis championships.

There’s always a war somewhere, I guess, and people
will be flying in from all over the planet
to Turkey to watch the tennis in Istanbul.

I can’t imagine the businessmen of tennis
will cancel the women’s tennis championships.

I’m not a businessman and here in my thinking
I’ve canceled the women’s tennis championships.

I can’t imagine anything that could mean less
than a blogger saying he won’t create a post
on Maria Sharapova in Istanbul
compared to the shattered life and the destroyed world
of a man who built his life around reporting
learning that his own daughter, a journalist, too,
has been killed on the other side of the planet
reporting on a war, trying to help the world.

I can’t imagine anything means less than this
but I hope somehow this is better than nothing.

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Mika Yamamoto
at Wikipedia

Japanese Journalist’s Final Report
From Syria Is Released After Her Death

August 22, 2012
Robert Mackey, New York Times

Her father, Hiroshi, a retired journalist,
told the same newspaper, “She is not
a war journalist, but rather a human journalist,”
who was determined to “come home alive
to tell the real stories of
women and children in battlefields.”

He added, “She always talked about
the miseries of people involved
in conflicts, human lives and world peace.”
His daughter was “a far better journalist
than I was,” Mr. Yamamoto said.


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