Every once in awhile I try to remember the tragedies that have taken place during my lifetime. I don’t want to forget these things. I know it sounds morbid, but I feel like the least I can do is try to bear the sadness for the people whose lives were cut short. I often feel guilty for my charmed existence.
I think the Indian Ocean Tsunami will go down as one of the most deadly events in the past few decades, and hopefully we’ll never see anything like it again.
It kind of makes me sick to realize how little we know about tragedy in America. 9/11 was bad, I get that. But for most of us, we know nothing of personal tragedy. The worst natural disaster to hit America in the last century was in 1918 when a hurricane hit Galveston Texas. Around 10,000 people died.
We are so blessed, but I hope our blessings don’t keep us from having a real understanding of the pain that the world goes through…
…Maybe someday they’ll do a documentary featuring more locals.