It started simply enough. At 9 p.m. daily, the entire family, having finished a modest meal, would sit in front of their TV sets and listen to the prudent host of the only current affairs show on television.
Then, it all exploded out of control, the ubiquitous 24-hour news cycle taking over our lives and minds. Were they simply catering to the viewers, or were the viewers the ones being conditioned?
What was true however, was how quickly the biggest, most extraordinary ‘Breaking News’ fizzled out, as rapidly as it swept us off our feet.
And so lies the statue, which had once, not too long ago, been the focus of the entire nation and world. The brave girl with the angelic face, forever in our midst to be remembered and admired, now lay crippled and forgotten.