Tuesday, May 21, 2013

For the children of Moore

It's strange, but I'm not seeing the gut wrenching nausea that accompanied Sandy Hook.  I remember after that, with breaking news and round the clock coverage, people couldn't even function.  They spoke of losing sleep, being unable to blog, weeping for an entire weekend.  Well yeah.  Who didn't?  And yet, while the tornado disasters yesterday were devastating  while the damage and carnage is unbelievable, things seem to be going on pretty much normal.  

Nonetheless, as many children were killed yesterday in their school, horribly (so horribly I can't bring myself to think on it), as died at Sandy Hook.  Nature's Sandy Hook you might say.  Anti-religious cranks might go so far as to say 'God's Sandy Hook'.  But there's not that same, I don't know, horror.  That same 'I'm so grieved I feel sick' that you heard so much about on the day and in the days after Sandy Hook.  Why?  

I don't know.  Is this always the case?  Do humans instinctively react to human evil rather than natural disaster?  Was it that gut feeling that Sandy Hook proved evil as some reality?  Is it something more sinister? I don't really know.  I'm just up, mind racing and thinking on things, and having a hard time sleeping because of it, noticing that on most sites I visit the tornadoes were news, prayers have been given, thoughts have been tossed out, but life goes on.  A stark contrast to months ago.  But for me, both have left a bad feeling in the heart, and my thoughts and prayers go out for the parents, the families, the children, and all who have been so devastated by this senseless tragedy.  

"A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning.  Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." 

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