Gut Rumbles
 

December 28, 2004

death

When you read about 40,000 people dying after the earthquake in Southeast Asia, the mind numbs. You can't really wrap your imagination around a number that large when you see it in the news.

But when you watch one person dear to you shed this mortal coil, the grief is immediate, the impact is powerful and the sense of loss is overwhelming. That's when death becomes personal, not some story in the news.

Christina is there now. Go give her a hug.

Comments

I have a family friend who was in Borneo when the tsumi hit. The number of dead is now 60,000 and rising. It will reach 100,000 easily.

At least a third of these are children, who were too small to escape when the water hit.

In Sri Lanka, there are still dead children dangling from the telegraph poles. They have lost a reported 12,000 children so far..

Posted by: dee on December 28, 2004 11:04 PM

Thank you, Rob.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Posted by: Christina on December 29, 2004 06:15 PM
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