Sunday, March 13, 2011

A World Away

Today was another beautiful sunny and warm day, in the 60's, in paradise but I was so ill, and so cold, that my feet were freezing just as they had when the temperatures were below zero. Try as I could I simply couldn't get warm throughout the entire day. I was too ill to even try to think about the single wide and barn.

The Japanese tragedy is so distressful that your heart simply bleeds for people who have so much suffering. Even though prayer is the only thing you can offer, with financial donations, and you know that the God of creation is a loving God, prayer & donations still do not seem enough under these circumstances.
There is such an urge to push back the clock, and lead millions to safety. To protect those who perished. To spare so much heartbreak.

It's one thing to wonder about man's inhumanity towards man. But it's a totally different thing to watch entire communities, an entire nation, suffer such devastation at the hands of nature. When you see something so apocalyptic that words simply can't cover the sheer horror.

I feel terribly ill today, but I'm not out looking for my family wondering if they have been swept into the sea, or covered in feet of mud. And my heart bleeds for those poor souls who are.

Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. ~ Eric Hoffer