The world is crying

Tears flow endlessly


I can’t go out, I cry

I reach out at night, for that dream

The dream has gone

For now

I pick myself up

Why is the image reflecting fear

I must change the channel

Don’t believe the chaos

Believe in hope

Believe in truth

Believe in kindness

Believe that light will defeat darkness

I must

We must

Believe in this brave new world of hope


Photograph by Made Karyasa at Mt Batur, Bali, Indonesia.

Dedicated to my dear friend Hetty Bradley, a true angel on this Island of the Gods.

8th April, 2020. Reflection of Covid-19, Bali, Indonesia.

Sharon Karyasa ©2020





Bali – Mount Agung VOLCANO ALERT…. Blog 14_ Welcome to Bali

Hi all,

It’s hard to believe I have written 13 blogs (although I have skipped that illusive number in my sequence) since the confrontation of a potential eruption of Mount Agung, who I have affectionately named the “Big Fella“.

I can’t stop now, I am obsessed, his magnificence is awe inspiring. Check out the Instagram story I recorded before the drama began earlier this year.

My last blog caused a little bit of controversy on a facebook forum, apparently the title of my blog was too sensational.

I truly apologise if I caused any harm.

My intention is to report what I have researched from the authorities and to write entertaining scribe which includes stories from my Balinese family.

In addition I am uploading VLOG’s, which I have been recording on Instagram.

The last week has been a busy time in our Village, with preparations for an epic pomp and ceremony that happens only once in a decade.

I promise to write about it at some point.

A friendly reminder to all that we are still on level 4 High Altert for the possible eruption of Mount Agung.  Daily updates can be found on MAGMA Indonesia’s website.

We have more than 180,000 plus people who have been evacuated from their homes, please give generously the price of a cup of coffee can make a big difference.

I would like to sign off my blog with a warm and fuzzy story from our magical Island of the Gods.


Blessings always,

Sharon x


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