December 29, 2004


It is too hard to wrap my mind around. I'm hearing numbers of dead has exceeded 60, 000 people, and the loss from diseases etc,... too much.

There are over 100 missing Israelis; 70 known to have been in the hardest hit areas.

Israel has sent medical supplies and health care providers to the various countries, depending on their needs and requests.

This is so unbelieveable to me. There are not tears enough; and yet the world still goes on.

Posted by Rachel Ann at December 29, 2004 11:48 AM

Hi Rachel Ann. One of our DotMoms, Lana, wrote about the Tsunami and she has pictures on her blog. It's just awful. She lives in Thailand.

Posted by: Robin P at December 31, 2004 02:49 AM

Yes, the world goes on. I guess that wrapping our minds around this huge loss of life is so painful because we'd prefer to lose each and every one alone, not anonymously and en masse, because it's just too much at one time for us to accept with measure.

After it was learned that multi-millionaire John Jacob Astor went down with the Titanic a headline read: The Strength Of Nature, The Weakness Of Man.
Then the reports of what went on during the disaster started to come to light. The men and women giving up their seats on a lifeboat to a stranger. The all 'round better-for-the-best commeraderie that they all felt at that time of peril.
The next morning's headline read: The Strength Of Man, The Weakness Of Nature.

That's not to say that G-d's Nature is "weak" -- it created us, ferheavensakes.
It's just to say that there's a dimension in people that isn't in anything else we come across: decision. Nature is, as Herman Melville wrote, "a brute acting out of blindest instinct." We're different even if only because we think we're different.

I guess I'm trying to say that even though we live here and we'll die here (sometimes suddenly and tragically), the world goes on because it should go on.
We, the survivors of this tragedy, will work and then work harder to make this a better world. Not just to save individual lives, but to try to make a world where massive loss of life is as uncommon as it is unfathomable.

Gawd, I hope that makes some sense...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 31, 2004 06:51 AM

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Posted by: seetha at October 18, 2005 01:31 PM
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