The pain and insanity of this Moore Oklahoma mess doesn’t improve with age does it? Generally speaking when you hear the worst possible news you could possibly hear – you feel for the situation then you self-distance and let it go. This tornado business and all the mayhem and havoc it has created in the already poor lives of the people trying to breathe in its wake is overwhelming. Letting go won’t be easy nor is it really an option.
It is never a good idea to immerse yourself in bad news. But there will be no time out for us for a good long while. Not this time. It is very difficult to detach from the pain of this particular tragedy. Stepping away from the sadness, anger, and pain is just not happening for most of us.
I always say; “Mother Nature is a bitch and then some.” Well, she out did herself in Oklahoma. A part of our country that doesn’t need one more challenge. I personally am having a hard time coping with the loss. No the children in the Plaza Towers Elementary school that collapsed were not my children. But the were family.
As were all the others who perished, lost their homes, their pets, and heaven knows what all in that storm. They are apart of our family. They are hurting and it is only right that we hurt along with them.
We hear about tragedies natural and un-natural all too often these days. It takes a week or so and then we are back to our own lives. Sandy Hook. The Boston Marathon. Hurricane Sandy. Katrina. Aurora.
This time it’s different. Mother Nature is the villain and she picked on the wrong people.
The people of Oklahoma are tough. Sure. But why should they have to be? They should not bear this burden alone. With our prayers, thoughts, dollars, and love they will never have to be so alone again.
I always try to see the lesson in everything that appears to be “just wrong.” And there ain’t nothin’ right about this.
Thing is… a light has been turned on only too brightly on the circumstances of our extended family in America. Proud people who do not enjoy asking for help but will have to take it pride or no. And as for the rest of us? We need to step up. Use our collective voice to do whatever we can to make sure our brothers and sisters will live in safer conditions in future.
To the contract builders in OK. We have these things called basements. Build them or lose your license! All of you.
Those of you elected into office by the fine people of OK. The rest of us have our eye on you. Erect more shelters or you WILL be voted out of office. None of those Katrina shenanigans will be tolerated. We all need to stay on it and help those who have always been willing to help themselves and never asked for much in the first place. Get their backs and keep pushing them toward stability.
Anything they want the rest of us to do that have it a little easier because we still have a place to live? We need to do! But they have to ask. Ask. Just ask. Ask again if you think we didn’t hear ya twice the first time. Please ASK.
Ask LOUD and PROUD.
Shame on the rest of us if we don’t step up.
As for me? I will do what I can. Mostly, I can’t seem to stop crying over those kids. Spent a few days now wailing over them. This of course is not helpful. I am fixin’ to be more constructive in a minute. I promise.
We all need to do something or anything.
If you are a prayin’ person? Pray.
If you are not a prayin’ person?
I would say now given this horrific event would be a damn good place to start.
We send… Love, Light and Oceans of Bliss for the Highest Good of All.
And so it is!