scarlet's walk (kisstheviolets) wrote,
scarlet's walk

tidal waves

i'm watching the news about the tsunami and just about crying. all that devastation... i can't imagine the horror of being there, of how life can be fine one minute and utter tragedy the next. bodies being washed out to sea, people losing their homes, family members, everything. it makes me feel so sad and helpless. i donated some money through red cross (just $ 10, but every bit helps, right?) but i wish there was more that i could do.

how do people repatch their lives after something like this ?

there are so many beautiful things in this world... and so much human sadness and grief. so much richness, so much poverty. while i'm planning to fly overseas and work and travel the world, other people are picking through boards and looking for any remants of their former life that the waves might have left behind. i'm going to the movies tonight and i get to eat popcorn or icecream if i like and laugh with my friends... other people in most parts of the world will be lucky to have clean water to drink tonight.

they're talking on the news about the australian's who were in the countries that were hit by the tsunami's, and what they saw, did etc. those australian's were there on pleasure holidays, enjoying their time away. they were devastated by what happened, most of them have come back early, their holiday plans ruined. but the people living in malaysia, thailand, sri lanka, indonesia, maldives... their homes were ruined. they can't come back to safety, leave the water behind in a memory. some countries have death tolls of 4500 and climbing, and how do you say goodbye to all those people, how do you fill the holes that are left in their absense?

how do we sit here in our luxuries, and not DO anything to make the situations any better? how can we ?


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