The Way I See It

Choeung Ek / The Killing Fields

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You can read the books and watch the movies, but nothing can prepare you for the reality of the shelves of pierced skulls, the piles of shattered bones and the gruesome statistics. In the silence of the peacefulness, I hear the screams and smell the blood and decay. Walking around the grounds, I try hard not to tread on the shards of bones and the remnants of clothing that the rain-washed ground continues to give up. It is an eerie feeling, one that words cannot do justice. My mind tries to come to terms with the terror and suffering that must have taken place here. It is impossible.

Choeung Ek, Cambodia


Written by xinapray

May 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm

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