I was so busy last week at work I had no time to write... What a crazy week it has been. In the Middle East the world has exploded, in China the word "today" was censored and in Europe London and Milan Fashion weeks have given way to Paris. As much as I want to talk about the latter there is something that inspires more than art or fashion or design and that is human nature itself.
We can be compassionate and ignorant at the same time, we can be selfish and completely absorbed in our little world but there are times when we can reach a tipping point where we leave the "me", and become "us".
There is nothing more powerful than a united consciousness; nothing that unites more than suffering or discontent. Whilst happiness can divide and breed jealousy it is only when suffering that we are truly united. How long can oppression last? years, decades, centuries? It is best to leave this to the scholars, but sometimes all it takes is a Facebook group, a popular blog, a place where a thought becomes material, where that thought leads to an action that through the momentum of ideas and inspiration takes on a life of its own and in it's most extreme and violently beautiful form leads to a popular uprising like the revolution in Egypt.
Who knows what is going to happen next... what will happen in Libya after Col Gadaffi finally gives into the will of his people, will Yemen follow with its own revolution? Will these uprisings lead to peace or will anarchy take hold?
But today as much as I wanted to write about London fashion week and design and the fact that sunshine finally arrived in Hong Kong, nothing inspired me more than the young people in the middle east fighting for change, for recognition for freedom and for justice.