12/26/2005

Remembering

Sometimes I become so engrossed in what is happening in Mississippi, I forget that there are other disasters that need to be remembered. Last year a vast tsunami swept through Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand claiming the lives of over 200,000 and leaving almost 2 million left homeless. The numbers are too vast to comprehend.

But one story can capture the grief of all those who were lost.

On Monday, about the time the waves hit a year ago, a man sat alone on Patong beach in Thailand weeping quietly as the sea gently lapped before him, belying its earlier fury. A white rose bouquet jutted from the sand nearby. He refused to talk to a reporter.Yahoo News

Last year, I didn't understand the concept of a way of life being turned upside down. This year I understand better and my thoughts and prayers are with those who are mourning the loss of loved ones.

2 Comments:

Blogger MissingLink said...

250K sould lost.
Enormity of it still didn't sink in properly.
And the life around us goes on.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

I don't something like that ever could sink in.

5:39 PM  

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