Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you. ~Dalai Lama
Every oak will lose a leaf to the wind.
Every star-thistle has a thorn.
Every flower has a blemish.
Every wave washes back upon itself.
Every ocean embraces a storm.
Every raindrop falls with precision.
Every slithering snail leaves its silver trail.
Every butterfly flies until its wings are torn.
Every tree-frog is obligated to sing.
Every sound has an echo in the canyon.
Every pine drops its needles to the forest floor.
Creation’s whispered breath at dusk comes
with a frost and leaves within dawn’s faint mist,
for all of existence remains perfect, adorned,
with a dead sparrow on the ground.
(Poem titled : ‘Perfection’ by R.H.Peat)
― R.H. Peat
Love can crystallize things. When love is in the air, distressing rain can become a wonderful avalanche of shimmering diamonds. Raindrops are transformed into a flood of sparkling crystal pearls. The power of love can convert rain into a multitude of glittering prisms. The mental seduction of love and a boundless illusion, inflamed by a profound uprising emotion, can change any ordinary incident into a radiant, luminous voyage. ( “Crystallization under an umbrella” ) ― Erik Pevernagie
Rain is a lullaby heard through a thick, isolating blanket of clouds. It is the tinkling harp of water droplets; a moist breath whistling through willow reeds; a pattering beat background to the mourner’s melody. Rain is a soft song of compassion for the brokenhearted. ~Richelle E. Goodrich
Banteng, a species of wild cattle found in Cambodia, graze on forest foliage in the Kingdom’s Eastern Plains in 2010. WWF
Igor Kossov, The Phnom Penh Post
Wed, 8 June 2016
Multiple animal species are in “dramatic decline” on Cambodia’s Eastern Plains as a result of habitat loss, road incursion, insufficient law enforcement and poaching, the World Wildlife Fund said in a statement yesterday.
“Camera traps and other scientific research show a big loss of wild animals over the last years,” the statement said.
At a workshop held yesterday in Mondulkiri, the WWF told national, provincial, district and community authorities that a stronger emphasis on law enforcement was necessary.
“We are still facing immense problems to combat biodiversity loss,” WWF’s Eastern Plains manager Moul Phath said in the statement.
The Eastern Plains cover most of Mondulkiri and parts of its neighbouring provinces. The WWF could not be reached yesterday to provide exact figures of animal loss or which species are the most threatened.
Wildlife Conservation Society country director Ross Sinclair yesterday said the species in decline included wild pigs and bantengs. But, he added, since snares were the preferred poaching method across the country, many animals and birds fell victim. (more…)