Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Ties That Bind

Yesterday (Saturday, 21-July), a baby was buried in Perth, Western Australia. The baby was found last month, in a plastic bag, inside a woman's handbag, at a recycling centre. No cause of death has been determined, and he and his mother are unidentified.

The funeral was reportedly attended by more than 100 people. "Luke" as people from the funeral company called him, could not be officially named, but was buried in a white coffin, in a grave marked by a donated monumental headstone. A service was conducted, and donated white doves were released to mark his passing.

This show of humanity, decency, and love for others can only strengthen "the ties that bind us" - the very fabric our our society: the common decency we should all show, every day, to everyone.