My third strike to my obvious rants on the usual agenda's along the news around our environment. Again, this is me signing in on a few reviews of what bothers me greatly. This time, I extend my condolences and sympathy to the berieved of the victims of the world's injustice.
"What the world is coming into?!"
- I read Julia Campbell's last entry in her blog, and I can't help but feel a few tears in my eyes trying to break free. It truly tore deep in my heart. They found her a few days after she was reported missing somewhere in Northern Luzon. They found her... her body that is. Lifeless... According to the news the primary motive was robbery. True, they robbed her alright. They robbed her life. Her last entry speaks of the common Filipino way of answering a typical how are you greeting where we often respond with "Buhay Pa" (still alive), a means of saying we're okay. But we can't ask her that now, can we? Her entry was about her experience surviving the Typhoon Reming here in Albay where she had lived for quite some time now. She had adopted the filipino way of life but more than that, she lives by helping our fellowmen. Even though, if we'd surmise it all, she is a victim herself of the natural calamity, she dedicated her strength on helping the poor kids in the evacuation centers.
So near yet so far... I've seen her more than once around our town. She even asked me one time how much were the balloons that I was selling in our store at the mall. I knew then that she intended to bring some for the kids because it was obvious that she works for a charity sort of group. Another time I saw her was when she was at Chateau Nouveau where my friends and I usually hang out on. She was having meal with a friend. Yes, it tears your heart when you know she had been around you, and then you realize, she's gone. Though we never were acquainted or whatever, it's hard to swallow the idea that she was just around back then. She who had helped so much in her own way, died so tragically. My heart weeps for her.
- The other news is about the Viriginia Tech massacre. Just thinking about what happened there sends shiver, goosebumps all over my body. Why? The highly asked question: Why are all these happening in our world? My emotions are overwhelmed right now, i couldn't muster describing it in words. So I'll participate in this instead:
"Lord, i know people die everyday, it is a part of the coming and going of every soul... but to experience and see it so devastatingly tragic can sometimes make me wonder why it should be that way. Give us the strength to accept things like this open heartedly, and may this give us wisdom and inspiration on what to do next. Amen."
God bless thy Souls...