Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Japan - Before and After

 I remember 9/11...my mind unable to truly comprehend what I was seeing - belief that I was actually watching a plane crash into a tower live, on TV, suspended...emotional numbness continuing as the fullness of the disaster unfolded before our eyes in this technological environment that allows us to witness tragedy first hand. without warning. becoming sojourners with those directly affected, yet far enough removed to pray, to donate, to lend uplifting hands.

I haven't written about what happened in Japan...Like 9/11, my mind cannot comprehend the reality; it is still too large to put words to...to even define the "it" that is too large; that too is emotionally numbing - 

it:  an entire country, one that can trace its ancestry for hundreds to thousands of years, changed forever in a moment;
it: tainted natural resources
it: death and devastation
it: production of parts and technology brought to an abrupt halt by God-directed nature
it: water: too much of its force, its life-sustaining ability only available in limited quantities
it: shock
it: horror
it: suffering humanity
it: moments of miracles
it: people finding their loved ones - alive!
it: d.e.a.t.h
it: not knowing how this will affect world economics, or weather, or other patterns of nature
it: .....

I was given this link - satellite photos of before and after.  Don't click if you might still be too tender to view (I could only look at two); but the concept is a good one...a memorial of sorts...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42064847/ns/world_news-asia-pacific/

The story isn't top news anymore...but the people are no less in our hearts...

Linking up with Tiffini at Word Women Wednesday and
Emily at imperfect prose 

7 comments:

Kati patrianoceu said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So much pain and suffering in our world nowadays! I have a hard time not wanting to just shut myself off from it.

Joybird said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I know, the magnitude is so incomprehensible, the pain so sharp, that I disconnect to protect my heart. When I want to be open. How to open my heart here?

slommler said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes! It boggles the mind for sure!! Hard to wrap around it!
Hugs and still in shock
SueAnn

alittlebitograce said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Immediately after the disaster, I prayed and cried often. But now it's no longer headline news(as much), so I forget to cry and my heart ceases to be broken. Yet the suffering has not stopped. Thank you for the reminder to stop and pray.

emily wierenga said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

becoming sojourners with those directly affected, yet far enough removed to pray, to donate, to lend uplifting hands.

i love how you word this. how you remind us of those suffering, even when media has moved on...

alittlebitograce said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Immediately after the disaster, I prayed and cried often. But now it's no longer headline news(as much), so I forget to cry and my heart ceases to be broken. Yet the suffering has not stopped. Thank you for the reminder to stop and pray.

Joybird said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I know, the magnitude is so incomprehensible, the pain so sharp, that I disconnect to protect my heart. When I want to be open. How to open my heart here?