I am fortunate in that one of the longest followers and supporter of my blogger is a blogger herself. I have been able to talk with her much despite the 11 hours time difference. Now the 11 hour difference has taken on a whole new meaning. The most powerful typhoon in recorded history hit the Philippines this weekend and I am waiting to hear how she is fairing. I always hate waiting. So while I wait to hear news from her and hope that her and her family escaped the fury of mother nature unscathed, I thought I would talk to you honest, person to person, not so much again blogger to reader.
I must say that while the world has always been a scary place, a whole new dimension has been added to the “scariness”. When I was young, although I didn’t know it the Cold War was on its last legs and the nightmare of nuclear war seemed to be fading to the recesses of thought for many people. I can always remember the aura of dread that pervaded everything growing up. The chaos worldwide reared its ugly head in the city streets, in my classroom perhaps even as I grew older within myself as I had to suppress that positivity, and idealistic attitude to be able to deal with a world that is often times without remorse.
But now, instead of a neutron bomb, natural events threaten the safety of many around the world. Super storm Sandy hit NYC last year, and like the Typhoon Haiyan(the largest typhoon in recorded history to every hit land) left devastation of property and broken lives in its wake. Sometimes I think that as good as it is that the internet brings us all closer, it also places is more in positions of vulnerability where we cannot turn a blind eye to the plight of others. When you think about it, it’s amazing how tied and linked to one another we are economically and politically of course but also in a more profound human sense. We are all waiting in a way
and so I wait, with that knowledge, with that idea.
I wait to hear back from Marjie now, but what will I be waiting for tomorrow and the next day? of course there is the answer: ” Waiting for world governments to accept the reality of pollution and global warming” especially when five days ago a 8 year old living in China was diagnosed with lung cancer due to air pollution. But it’s much deeper than that.
We all live within the illusion of security and safety. it’s a constant source of anxiety really. I wonder how many of us blog to quiet or momentarily subdue that feeling ?
and so I’m waiting and writing to pass… hoping the time , hoping for the best
– Waiting for Godot
- Help Victims Of The Phillipines Typhoon (931jackfm.cbslocal.com)
- Please share the link below on ways to help suffering people in Phillipines (cindalawrencelifecoach.wordpress.com)
- Devastaion in the Phillipines… (adesigndiary.wordpress.com)
- Experts Say Phillipine Typhoon was Man and Nature (theepochtimes.com)