Friday, 21 June 2013

Disaster relief

Crisis can trigger all sorts of emotions. It can take people from their routine and it throws them for a loop. Floods, storms, acts of terror, these situations will stick in our memories forever. But isn't it wondrous how humans come together in times of need. As though we are biologically programmed to go out of our way and help a perfect stranger. We stand up against the threat and proclaim that we will make a difference. Have you ever experienced a disaster? Did people come together to help each other out?

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  1. Great post. The first thing that comes to my mind is the 9.11 terrorist attacks. I have never seen people come together more than in that moment... the massive amounts of shared loss, anguish and grief really hurt a lot of people, but also really pulled together a lot of people too.

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    1. Most deifinitely. Have you been to NY since then?

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  2. I remember marveling at the acts of kindness and selflessness a couple months ago during the time of the Boston bombing. Tragedy and crisis really does bring out the best in humanity.

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  3. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that happened here,in the SF Bay Area became a source for bonding with other denizens of this part of the U.S. At the time, I worked in a psych hospital. That day we all stayed later, ensuring the safety of those we served, while reassuring them, also.

    Neighbors, friends and relatives, shared in this tragedy. We appreciated life and the little things easily overlooked. The local services---police, firemen, utility men and construction companies worked in unison, all for our safety.

    I hope to see you over at my place soon. And, let's Skype. 8:00 p.m. PST would work. Thursday. Tomorrow. Does that work for you? If so, please e-mail me at pfnts@netscape.net

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    1. I am glad the diasaster was a learning and awakening experience for you.

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