Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
The media seems to be moving on to "An epidemic of suicides" because, unlike a wild fire leaving burned out foundations, the visual of what used to be of the hundreds of homes lost is only relevant in the minds of people who know what it looked like before.About 4 years ago, We had stayed in a beautiful million dollar home that had been imported from Bali. Gone. Burned and buried. The news can't tell because they don't have a picture to show what was.
perhaps the media considers living on the slopes of volcano's a part of that "epidemic of suicides"? And yes, i agree with you about the beauty of the islands. great beauty is only ever temporary and even more glorious because of it's loss.